It takes a village

At both Family Scholar House and the Sullivan University System, we don’t just believe in the transformative power of education—we see living proof of it every day in our students and graduates. For both organizations, education is at the heart of every student success story (stories that sometimes overlap!) and has been the key to bringing together Family Scholar House and the Sullivan University System as community partners.

For the first of what is sure to be many collaborative projects between the two organizations, the Sullivan University System (SUS), which includes Sullivan University, Sullivan College of Technology and Design and Spencerian College, sponsored a household item drive to benefit Family Scholar House participants. Under the leadership of SUS’s Director of Alumni Affairs, Hazel Matthews Sullivan, faculty, staff and students from across SUS together donated more than 2,000 personal hygiene products and household supplies. The Alumni Affairs Office and members of Sullivan University’s grounds crew then delivered a total of 23 boxes and 13 bins of donations to the Louisville campus of Family Scholar House.

“We had the resources at our campuses to work with Family Scholar House and to make this drive happen,” Hazel explained. “Personal hygiene items are always necessary so that’s the route that we went. Our motto throughout Sullivan University is ‘We care,’ and what better way to give to the community and make a difference.”

Check out our video of SUS delivering the donations to Family Scholar House!


Blog by: Caitlan W. Cole, The Sullivan University System


3 thoughts on “It takes a village

  1. How wonderful to see the donations from Sullivan arriving at Family Scholar House. I imagine a flow of generosity and compassion coming from the many parts of the community served by Sullivan, centering on the hub which is FSH, and then a flow of encouragement and necessities radiating out to the many families associated with FSH.

  2. Keep us in mind for next year! We’d love to place collection boxes at each of our branch locations. Class Act members and staff are generous and would love to help out! Contact Mary Jackey at And although this year’s drive has ended, let us know if there are still items needed. Maybe we can still help!

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