Students sitting at craft tables in the student center.
Credit: Lauren Schwan
CSU’s Campus Activities Board held a book and art drive, Feb. 22, for the Cuyahoga Juvenile Detention Center.

Book and art drive benefits juvenile detention center

CSU’s Campus Activities Board hosted the book and art drive, Feb. 22, with the items collected going to the Cuyahoga Juvenile Detention Center.

The Cuyahoga Juvenile Detention Center was the primary beneficiary of a book and art drive, Cleveland State's Campus Activities Board hosted Feb. 22 in the Student Center atrium. 

Jae Evans, a 21-year-old criminology and health sciences major and a member of CAB, was the primary organizer of the event. Evans saw it as an opportunity to aid and to raise awareness for the detention center.

CAB placed bins across campus and collected donations until Feb. 22. The items accepted for collection included crayons, pens, paper, paints, activity books and fidget items. Hardcover books, metal, wood and markers were not accepted.

Students who attended the event's final day were invited to do some crafting of their own. CAB supplied refreshments the Cuyahoga Juvenile Detention Center had an information table.

Next up for CAB is a women’s brunch to celebrate Women's History Month (March). The event is at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, in the Student Center ballroom.