MANKATO (TEC News), November 4 – Homeless awareness week kicks off November 18 and the SCC Collegiate DECA team is partnering with Community Social Services to make a difference. The group is collecting household items and other necsessities for Partners for Affordable Housing. Things can be dropped off starting the 18th outside the Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items to donate include kitchen supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and young children’s clothes. A spaghetti dinner will also be hosted with the Marine Corp to support Toys 4 Tots on December 3rd from 5 to 7 p.m. in SCC’s Heritage Hall. Plates are $5 per. All proceeds are donated to the respected charities.