Math Club contributes effort to stop domestic violence

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Tisha Lenon

Math Club hosted a book drive from Tuesday, March 29 to Thursday, March 31. Proceeds from the book drive will go to Su Casa, a women’s shelter that helps individuals and families from domestic abuse and builds partnerships with communities to end domestic violence. Photo by Tisha Lenon/ TM

Tisha Lenon, Staff Writer

From Tuesday, March 29 through Thursday, March 31, the math club hosted a book drive whose proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization, Su Casa, located in Long Beach.

The Su Casa foundation is a women’s shelter that helps individuals and families from domestic abuse and builds partnerships with communities to end domestic violence.

The foundation offers women and their children with emergency housing, food, clothing, daily group and individual counseling, case management, household establishment, court accompaniment, among other services.

Elliot Olvera, the president of the Math Club, says he is glad he joined the club.

“I was scared of it initially and I wanted to see if it was actually a community and I found out there were a lot of people that were into it and it kind of motivated me to take a little bit more serious.”

Before spring break the club had a donation box were they were accepting books, they received a lot of books from different professors and students on campus.

The club keeps a lot of books in storage over the years that they had and bring out and they try to sell again along with the donated books.

Books being sold included, textbooks, science fiction, novels and children’s books.

After hosting the drive for three days the club hopes to have raised a good amount of money that the organization could use.

Sara Hinton, a math club member expressed the resources the club offers.

“We normally cover a lot of what is going on campus that maybe we want to participate in but we also hold a lot of events. We also partner with the Astronomy Club every semester and we go on hikes.”

The Math Club offers tutoring at the end of each meeting for any people that need help with math.

“It’s also good because we get together with each other we help, so if anyone needs any help they can just come,” stated Hinton.

The book drive is a tradition they’ve keep for many years and the look forward to keep carrying the tradition.

For more information on the foundation or you want to donate please visitsucasadv.org or call (562) 421-6537.

If you are at risk call their 24 Hour Hotline Number at (562) 402-4888.