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      New Lawrence University building to help community

      Lawrence University announced Jan. 8, 2014, it has bought this vacant former bank building at 320 E. College Ave. in Appleton.
      Lawrence University announced Jan. 8, 2014, it has bought this vacant former bank building at 320 E. College Ave. in Appleton.


      APPLETON - Lawrence University is sharing a recently purchased building with the community.

      University leaders say they are making the former bank building on E. College Ave. available as a donation collection point for refugees who will be moving to the Fox Valley in the coming year. Lawrence has agreed to loan the 10,800-square-foot building to World Relief Fox Valley rent-free for the next six months.

      Lawrence bought the building and adjacent parking lot for about $284,000 in December.

      About 135 refugees are coming to Appleton, Neenah and Menasha from Congo, Iraq and Myanmar.

      The Fox Cities Kiwanis will lead a furniture drive, collecting furnishings such as couches, lamps, chairs, nightstands, dressers and kitchen tables. Donations are being accepted Feb. 22 and March 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and March 4 from 4-7 p.m.