SCU Student Senators involved in the project to assist low-income families with school supplies were as follows: (back row, from left) Joshua Washington, Roberto Knashiro, Andrew Magbee, Sara Foster, Marriah Jobe, Holly Cox and Veda Griffin, Feed the Children Volunteer Coordinator. (Front row) Holly Bennett and Zoe Garcia.
SCU STUDENT SENATORS VOLUNTEER AT FEED THE CHILDREN
OKLAHOMA CITY – Several members of the Southwestern Christian University Student Senate teamed with Feed the Children officials to help children from low-income families with basic schools supplies.
The two groups joined forces Thursday, Feb. 20 to fill boxes with pens, pencils and all sorts of supplies that will be sent to Title I-identified schools across the United States.
Sara Foster, SCU Student Senate Chaplain, said the group worked for more than two hours and completed filling more than 120 boxes.
“It was really cool to be a part of something that you know is going to be a direct benefit to children,” Foster said. “To many of the teacher’s receiving these boxes, it will be pretty much like opening a present at Christmas.”
Veda Griffin, Volunteer Coordinator for Feed the Children, praised the SCU students for their involvement.
“They were eager and energetic and helped us take care of a number of needs that will be met by these supply boxes,” Griffin said. “I am thankful to add SCU and its students to our ever-growing list of volunteers.”
Other community service projects are planned by the SCU student senate later this spring.
Oklahoma-based Feed the Children was founded in 1979 with the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. It has grown into one of the largest international charities based in the United States.
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Posted on Thu, February 27, 2014
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