La'tysiah Jordan is collecting a variety of items to help the homeless.

La'tysiah Jordan, a junior psychology major from Niagara Falls, N.Y., has experienced many of the challenges that other city residents struggle with every day. That’s why, for the past three years, she has organized a collection of coats, hats, gloves, cough drops, and other items at the end of the fall semester that she donates to area organizations and homeless shelters. It’s her way of paying forward the kindness she has experienced and sharing God’s love for all, she said.

From Nov. 15-Dec. 14, bins will be available in the resident halls and in the Marian House for donations that La'tysiah will use to create “cold cups”—items people need when they have colds and flu. She is also looking for holiday cards to write special notes for recipients, canned goods, water bottles, blankets, and other items to keep people warm in the winter. In addition to bringing the items to Casey House and Community Missions, she plans to distribute packages on street corners in Niagara Falls.