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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Paper: A Boost to Troops

Paper: A Boost to Troops

Visualize a box containing 21 pounds of paper.

Now imagine its contents are glossy, colorful and could help you save hundreds on groceries.

Troops and their families stationed overseas will soon get the box and all its contents, thanks to the hard work of the Career Development Center and generosity of employees and departments across campus.

All coupons donated by staff and the community since January will soon be shipped to military families living far from home. The coupon drive, which yielded more than 21 pounds of coupons, was organized by the CDC through the non-profit group Coups for Troops.

Accepting unclipped coupons in order to encourage donations, the CDC, with help from the Business Office, resolved to clip many of the incoming coupons themselves, which was no easy task.

“We were thrilled by the interest and participation in the coupon drive,” said Annette Wilson, director of career services and coupon drive organizer. “It was way beyond what we expected and we were delighted – although our fingers are a little sore due to all the cutting.”

Kudos to all who participated in the drive but particularly to Career Development Center employees Annette; Gabrielle Trepagnier, senior career planning specialist; Melinda Franklin, career planning assistant; and Kate Watkins, senior career planning specialist.

Participation in the program was part of the CDC’s continuing effort to support our troops, said Annette.