Several campus organizations are conducting collections to assist others this holiday season. If any of these projects move you, please feel free to join the college community in contributing to them.
Phi Beta Lambda, Gamma Chi Chapter – toys for the MeFine Foundation
The MeFine Foundation is an organization that helps provide happiness for terminally ill children. This year, PBL has been assigned the 5200 Unit at Duke University Hospital, which houses several children with diseases requiring Bone Marrow Transplants – many going through treatment during the holidays.
There are many toys that are available that can be purchased for as little as $5. Anything in the following categories will be accepted.
Here is a list of approved toys the kids are asking for:
Remote Control Cars
Building Kits/Model Kits
Hello Kitty items
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Items
Art and Crafts
Sock Monkey items
Mario and Luigi items
Each toy must be new in original packaging to reduce the risk of infections. Toys are due by December 9 because they need to be processed and sanitized due to the fragile nature of the kids during treatments. Toys can be dropped off at in Rooms 241, 225B, or 225F in the Spruce Building or e-mail email@example.com to arrange a pickup if needed.
Money donations are also welcome. If you would rather write a check, please make it payable to Phi Beta Lambda.
Student Government Association – items for senior citizens
The Student Government Association is currently working on its “Gifts for Grands” Christmas service project. All the items that are donated are going to be taken to local nursing homes and distributed to our senior citizens who may not have a family to spend the holidays with this season. The items that we are asking donations for are:
- Hygiene supplies/personal care items
- Bedroom shoes/slippers
- Stationery items
- Books/crossword puzzles
Items must be new or unused. Donations will be accepted through December 18. They may be dropped off in the Student Activities Office. For more information, contact Student Activities Director Paige Ham at 919-739-6740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criminal Justice Club – items for clients of the Community Soup Kitchen
The Criminal Justice Club will be collecting socks, gloves, caps, snack cakes, crackers, soap, and shampoo (if anyone has any of these from past hotel stays, this would be great). The items collected will be taken to the Community Soup Kitchen and distributed December 24. Currently the soup kitchen is providing meals to 200+ people each day, which includes 20-25 children of varying ages.
We would like to have all donations by December 18.
Medical Assisting Students Association – supporting three community outreach causes
* Kitty Askins – drinks/snacks for families with patients at Kitty Askins
* Ronald McDonald House – can tabs, which are recycled and funds used to provide housing to families at RMH
* Breast Cancer Patient Support – funds to support local breast cancer patients/families through Southeast Medical Oncology Center’s patient support program that provides assistance with expenses incurred as a result of illness/treatment.
Fundraisers and tab collections for theses organization will be held through May 2014.
Pharmacy Technician Students Association – money for a senior citizen Christmas project and MS
The PTSA is selling tickets for a beautiful Christmas Door Decoration. The tickets are 1 for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00.
Also, the PTSA students are making and selling ornaments for $3.00 each. They can write initials, short messages, or even fix one like Santa.
small glitter green – 14 small glitter red – 2 small snow flake white – 18 large glitter red – 3 large snow flake white – 1
First come, first serve on the ornaments. When they’re gone, they’re gone!
Pictures of the door decoration and ornaments are attached.