Holiday Spirit at Moraine Park

by jurben18. December 2006 19:00

Moraine Park students got into the spirit of giving this holiday season with several clubs and the Student Senates collecting food, clothing and money for families who are less fortunate. Here are some of the activities Moraine Park students took part in during the 2006 holidays:

Beaver Dam

The Beaver Dam campus Student Senate collected donations from students and staff Nov. 6 through Dec. 7 for the Dodge County Food Pantry and Clothes for Kids. Senators dropped off $100 and more than 10 boxes of clothes and small toys to Clothes for Kids. Donations for the Dodge County Food Pantry included several large boxes of non-perishable food items. Tickets to Roger’s Cinema in Beaver Dam were purchased by the Student Senate and sold to students and staff, resulting in a donation of $340 to the food pantry.

Members of the Electrical Power Distribution Club volunteered to ring bells for the Salvation Army at two locations in Beaver Dam Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. The total amount they collected was $1,633.07.

Fond du Lac

Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus and the Salvation Army of Fond du Lac teamed up to help keep feet big and small warm this winter. The Fond du Lac campus Student Senate set up a Christmas tree, dubbed the Sock Tree, and a collection bin in the Cyber Center cafeteria, with another drop-off bin located near the Registration desk. Socks were collected through Dec 6 for children, women and men, all sizes and styles, and the general public was invited to donate.

Also, the Moraine Park Culinary Arts Club joined in the spirit of giving and collected donations of new toys for Toys for Tots.

West Bend

The West Bend campus had a Giving Tree decorated with ornaments that featured wish items for families in need, including toys for children. Eight families, with a total of 22 kids, will have a nicer Christmas thanks to Moraine Park students and staff. Two of the families were assisted specifically by the Chiropractic Technician club and the Student Nurses Association.

“You make a living by what you earn, and a life by what you give.”

- Author unknown