PDC students collect items for shelter

Published 12:34 am Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Paul D. Camp Community College STEPS (Students Transitioning through Education Programs Successfully) recently made a sizeable donation after its second annual community support project brought in more than 500 toiletry and household items for the Genieve Shelter. It was an increase from last year’s efforts, which resulted in 300 items collected.

According to College Success Coach Dr. Sandra Walker, the overwhelming response of the initiative is due to the generosity of the students, faculty and staff. Students played a big role in the logistics of the project by collecting, counting and boxing donations, as well as raising awareness in order to gain more support.
“Community service involvement is a key tenet of the STEPS agenda,” said Walker. “The skills gained through this project included teamwork, program planning and marketing, and will support students within and beyond PDCCC.”

Items such as laundry detergent, trash bags, washcloths, shampoo and toothpaste were collected at each campus and given to support the shelter’s mission of providing a safe and supportive environment to victims of domestic violence.

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