Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- In spite of classes, jobs, and family obligations, Prairie State College (PSC) students showed their spirit through numerous collection drives to assist a variety of community organizations. Some of the ways PSC student clubs recently helped the community include:
The Film Club teamed up with several local Girl Scout Troops and collected toys for children at St. James Hospital. The toys were given to children who were in the hospital on Christmas.
The Veteran’s Club collected t-shirts, socks, and toiletries for patients in the Manteno Veterans Home.
The Protégé Program collected food for Respond Now’s food pantry.
The Campus Programming Board gathered clothing, toys, and books for the families who utilize the services of the Jones Center.
The Campus Programming Board also gathered toys, treats, and cash donations for the South Suburban Humane Society of Chicago Heights.
Student clubs also ran a coat drive to benefit the South Suburban Family Shelter. As part of the GAIA Movement’s recycling efforts, they collected clothes to give to those in need. The student clubs also sponsored a fundraising day to raise money for United Way.
“Our students are touched by the various organizations that give back to our community,” said Helen Manley, coordinator, student life. “The students also wanted to give back and make a difference in the lives of others.”
The student clubs are planning other efforts to assist community organizations this spring. This includes a newspaper drive year-round to benefit the humane society and a food drive to benefit Respond Now.