Friday, December 14, 2012

Moraine Park students are giving back this holiday season

December is a busy time for Moraine Park students, balancing many end-of-the semester commitments like final projects and exams with preparing for the upcoming holidays. Despite their ongoing responsibilities, many students have found time to give back this holiday season. Student clubs and organizations on all three campuses are devoting time for local families in need. 

The Radiography Club was one of the many student clubs and organizations who gave back this holiday season. 
Pictured is the club getting their Adopt-a-Family gifts wrapped and ready to donate.

In Fond du Lac, the Straight and Gay Alliance club (SAGA) helped St. Paul’s church with over 900 families who preregistered to receive food for the Thanksgiving holiday. They assisted with registration, handed out turkeys, and helped carry food to vehicles. Other student organizations on the Fond du Lac campus are adopting families, and participating in food, toy and clothing drives. 

In Beaver Dam, the Student Senate held a silent auction to benefit the Dodge County Humane Society and Clothes for Kids. The Multicultural Club is sponsoring a toy drive, and the Electrical Power Distribution Club is ringing bells for the Salvation Army.

In West Bend, the Student Senate is holding a toy drive this holiday season to provide for local youth and the ARTS (Adults Returning to School) Club adopted a family. 

Students are not only giving back locally, but their efforts are reaching overseas. The Student Veteran’s Association (SVA) is running a Christmas in a Shoebox campaign by packaging and mailing donated items to deployed troops.

I’m proud of the way Moraine Park’s student clubs and organizations have taken time out of their busy schedules to help make this holiday season a little brighter for families in need. For more information on student clubs and organizations at Moraine Park, visit:

Are you giving back this month to help your community? Please share what you are doing in the comment section below!

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