Simpson University Donates Clothing to Good News Rescue Mission

For Immediate Release


Good News Rescue Mission Clothing Drive DonationsPhoto by Matt Murnan / Simpson University staff and students (from left, Jessica Law, Hannah Dewater, Amber Huffhines, and Alysa Castillo) hold up items donated during a campus and community holiday clothing drive to benefit the Good News Rescue Mission.

Good News Rescue Mission Clothing Drive Donation Pick-up The Good News Rescue Mission’s Sabrina Charlson and Mike Wheland visit campus Jan. 29 to pick up clothing drive donations. / Photo by Matt Murnan

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University wrapped up its holiday clothing drive on Jan. 29, donating several barrels of coats, jeans and socks to the Good News Rescue Mission.

Mike Wheland, senior manager of operations at the mission, and Sabrina Charlson, events and marketing coordinator, visited campus at lunchtime to collect the final donations.

The clothing drive was coordinated by the university’s Wellness Center and Student Development Office. Donations also came from community members, who were able to drop off items in the Owen Center and Heritage Center lobbies throughout December and January.

“It was a pleasure working with the Good News Rescue Mission,” said Janine Bonanno, Wellness Center assistant. “Thank you to all those who gave.”


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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