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News at Brookhaven College

For Immediate Release

DALLAS – Brookhaven College came together as a community to support the community from April 1-30 for its “30 Days of Service” project. The “30 Days of Service” was created by the college as a celebration of the college’s 30th anniversary, and in keeping with many years of leadership in service-learning and civic engagement. Brookhaven College designated the entire month of April to service -- including weekends – resulting in hundreds of students and employees volunteering hours of service and donating goods and cash.

By April 30, more than 850 hours of community service had been completed by 91 employees and 118 students. Many worked on group projects, such as packing food at the North Texas Food Bank, http://www.ntfb.org/, helping seniors care for their lawns and homes through Senior Adult Services, http://www.senioradultservices.org/, and making care packages for troops overseas with Airborne Angel Cadets, http://www.airborneangelcadets.com/, a nonprofit charity supporting USA soldiers and troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other overseas countries. Individuals donated time to the thrift store and food pantry at Metrocrest Social Services, http://www.metrocrestsocialservices.org/, and contributed their talents to Mosaic Family Services, Inc., http://www.mosaicservices.org/, to assist clients with art projects or job skill training. The largest group of students turned out to support Paddlemania, http://www.paddlemania.org/, a day of festivities that brings together citizens of the area to celebrate our communities while championing the seniors and caregivers in our community by raising awareness of the issues they face daily.

In addition to the service projects, thousands of items were donated in response to requests from area agencies as well. Teddy bears and other stuffed animals were given to the 911 responders for the City of Farmers Branch for a program where they pass these items on to children during emergency situations. Donations of cake mixes, enough for 1,400 cupcakes, as well as party favors and colorful plates and hats went to The Family Place so their clients’ families could celebrate birthdays. Students in reading and writing courses focused their attention on school supplies and with the efforts of the rest of the college there were two large barrels filled to overflowing with notebooks, folders, pens and pencils and much more that were added to the supplies of the Metrocrest Social Services.




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