From holding toy drives to serving at community kitchens, Virginia College students and staff have been busy giving back this holiday season.
Helping Hands, the Medical Assistant student organization at Virginia College in Greenville, organized a toy drive for the local Greenville Health Systems (GHS) Children’s Hospital. Students, along with Instructor Cynthia Fulton and Program Director Sophia Brown, hand delivered over 130 toys to the hospital.
The Virginia College Online Admissions team volunteered at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama on Friday, Dec. 2. The team was tasked with sorting the donated food based on the food type. The food items are given to food pantries, soup kitchens and more.
Members of Biloxi’s Code Busters and National Technical Honor Society supported Loaves and Fishes, a local community kitchen, during their Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, Nov. 23. This community kitchen has been serving Biloxi, Mississippi’s hungry and homeless since 1983.
Students also donated over 100 care packages to those who came in for meals. Their time and generosity were greatly appreciated.
The Business program in Charleston launched the VC 13 Angels campaign for the holidays. Students in the Project Management classes adopted 13 children for Virginia College in Charleston’s very own angel tree.
The VC 13 Angels consisted of the children of students from several of Charleston’s programs. Seven other children were orphans from Lowcountry Orphan Relief. The students conducted several fundraisers such as hotdog sales, ugly sweater days and a campus wide clothing drive to collect items for the children.