Moraine Park students assist community members in need for holidays

by admin21. December 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College students helped those less fortunate this holiday season, with several clubs and the Student Senates collecting food, clothing, toys and money for families in need.


Fond du Lac campus

The Fond du Lac campus Student Senate and Moraine Park teamed up with the Salvation Army for another holiday drive. This year hats, mittens and gloves were collected to help our fellow community members who lack these items to stay warm through the winter.


The Moraine Park Accounting Club collected 135 pounds of canned and boxed goods in November and December for the Salvation Army’s food pantry. The club also assisted the Salvation Army by collecting 18 coats for Coats for Kids and participating in Adopt-A-Family. In addition, club members collected and sent more than 90 Christmas cards to American soldiers at Landsthul Hospital in Germany.


The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Club and Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness (AODA) Club adopted a family, and the AODA Club also adopted a U.S. soldier.


Beaver Dam campus

Moraine Park students and staff stuffed 80 Build-A-Bear and Friends animals, courtesy of the Beaver Dam Student Senate and Activities Committee, for the Beaver Dam Police Department, the Beaver Dam Community Hospital, and PAVE so that children can be comforted in their time of need. For a minimal cost, 73 animals were also stuffed as gifts for relatives or friends, with the proceeds of $800 donated to the Dodge County Food Pantry.


As in previous years, Electrical Power Distribution Club members manned bell-ringing stations for the Salvation Army.


West Bend campus

For the Salvation Army’s Kids 2 Kids program, Moraine Park students, staff and their children purchased more than 20 new toys for local families who need assistance.


Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX), the student marketing club at Moraine Park, is selling paper stars for $1 each through February for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to help make the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions come true. DEX also adopted a family for Christmas through the Salvation Army, donating gifts and providing Christmas dinner.


Members of the Chiropractic Technician Club also adopted a family for the holidays.


In addition to the individual campus drives, the tri-campus Student Nurses Association collected food donations to help make the Thanksgiving dinners of some area families more bountiful.