Courtyard Chatter: Wednesday, February 21, 2014

Donation Drive Aims to Help Kids in Need

Donation Drive Aims to Help Kids in Need

“Going without is a reality for kids in homeless shelters,” said Andrew Deibert, service-learning and civic engagement coordinator. However, an opportunity is coming up this month where Brookhaven College can try to lessen this burden and make a difference.

The Office of Student Life is partnering with the Open Book Project to hold a donation drive Feb.17-March 4 benefitting Rainbow Days, a non-profit organization that helps children living in homeless shelters and giving them the support and guidance they need to make good, healthy decisions. During the summer months, approximately 600 of these children will attend a Rainbow Days camp where they will need nutritious snacks to fill their bellies as they pursue the organization’s message of “hope for a promising future.”

The following pre-packaged, individually-wrapped items are examples of possible donations:

  • Animal Crackers
  • Apple sauce — no sugar added
  • Dried fruit
  • Fig bars
  • Goldfish
  • Granola bars
  • Nuts
  • Trail mix

Please drop off donations to the Office of Student Life in Bldg. S, Room S201 or schedule a pick-up time by emailing bhcServiceLearning@dcccd.edu. Monetary donations are also welcome and appreciated. Payments by check should be made out to Rainbow Days, Inc.

Take it a step further! On March 4, students and staff are invited to help assemble the kids’ snack packs in the Building S Lobby and write them encouraging, inspirational notes.

For more information about Rainbow Days, visit their website.