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Bonner Service Events


Students in WKU's Bonner Leader program spend between 100-280 hours on service with a partner and training and enrichment opportunities. Bonner Volunteers serve 100 hours, and Bonner Leaders serve 280 hours. 



Join the Bonner Leaders in their fall Blessing Bags project. 

This fall, the WKU Bonner Leaders are spreading awareness about homelessness in Bowling Green by creating and distributing Blessing Bags. These bags will contain essential personal items that will contribute to the health and warmth of individuals experiencing homelessness.  WKU Bonner Leaders are proud to partner with HOTEL INC to help facilitate this project.  HOTEL INC is one of the main homeless outreach organizations in Bowling Green and regularly provides meals and services to those who are homeless.


We are looking for students and student organizations to participate by collecting items and volunteering with preparing the bags. Students will receive volunteer hours for the following involvement in this project:

  • Donating items from one or all of the three categories below. Items are expected to be delivered to DSU 3029 on November 17 for the assembly.
  • Assisting in Blessing Bag assembly – on November 17 in DSU Room 3029 at 7:30 PM. We are asking for 2-3 people per participating organization or student team to volunteer

Register Your Group

Please sign up and let us know how you will be participating. 


Street Medicine Kits:                                  Winter Kits:                          Hygiene Kits:

Flashlights                                                    Socks                                    Baby wipes

Batteries                                                       Hand warmers                       Toothbrushes

Tarps                                                            Gloves                                   Hair brushes

Protein items (such as chicken, tuna,          Hats/toboggans                     Deodorant

Vienna sausages, etc. Must be pop top)     Scarfs                                    Chap Stick

Blankets                                                                                                     Lotion

Fruit cups/applesauce                                                                                Hand sanitizer




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 Last Modified 11/10/15