Three different organizations have benefited from the generosity of Schoolcraft students, faculty, staff and friends in recent weeks.
The annual Spirit Night festivities, which included a double-header for the Ocelots’ men’s and women’s basketball teams against Kellogg Community College and entertainment by the college’s Dance Team, giveaways and a t-shirt sale, netted over $1,400 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Michigan.
Through the sale of ceramic bowls and other items, the Student Activities Board raised nearly $1,000 for the Schoolcraft College Food Pantry that helps nearly 100 students and their families throughout the year. All of the ceramic pieces sold were donated by students enrolled in the various ceramics classes at the college and a number of very creative faculty and staff members. A video featuring more information about the Empty Bowl Project and the Food Pantry is available online.
The Schoolcraft community welcomed Jackson Kaguri to campus to hear about his progress with the Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project school in Uganda, a project for which students, faculty and staff have been raising funds for more than two years. Through the Coins to Change project on campus nearly $20,000 has been raised toward the goal of raising $25,000 for the school by March, 2014. Anna Maheshwari, English faculty member, explains the impact this project has had on students in a video produced by the college, also featuring an inspirational message from Kaguri. More information about the Coins to Change project including donation information can be found at www.schoolcraft.edu/coins.