ECU Student Veteran Services benefits from T-shirt sales on campus
ECU Dowdy Student Stores and its vendor, Perfect Promotions & More of Apex, presented a check Tuesday, Sept. 25 for $1,750 to ECU Student Veteran Services.
The money was raised through sales of veteran support T-shirts at Dowdy Student Stores Memorial Day through July Fourth. A portion of the sale of each shirt was donated by Dowdy Student Stores and Perfect Promotions & More.
ECU Student Veteran Services is a division of the Office of Student Transitions and assists veterans at ECU. According to Nicole Jablonski, assistant director of Student Veteran Services, the funds will be used to expand the textbook lending library that the department has set up for military veteran students.
The university-operated bookstores also sell fundraising T-shirts for cancer, ALS and autism support, in addition to the store’s student scholarship contributions made annually.
Perfect Promotions Vice President of Sales Stephen McFadden said he is proud to play a role in the effort. As a Dowdy Student Stores vendor and a 2010 ECU alumnus, McFadden enjoys partnering with the store on projects that give back to the local community. McFadden has worked with Dowdy since 2008 helping produce over 100 officially licensed ECU items to date. He says his favorite pieces have always been the T-shirts for a cause.
East Carolina’s bookstore is a self-operated, university-run store. It receives no state funding. Instead, the campus bookstore maintains services through its sales. Profits are then directed back to the university through scholarship contributions and other donations to campus projects.
-by Leslie Craigle, Dowdy Student Stores