This holiday season, Chandler-Gilbert Community College students are giving back in an effort to help fellow students and community members in need have a more enjoyable holiday season.
CGCC students and staff are contributing in a variety of ways, including holding a canned food drive, as well as the college’s annual Adopt-a-Family program.
The student HELP Club (Hands Enriching Life Program) hosted a canned food drive, which will benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank.
CGCC’s Office of Student Life and Leadership hosted the Adopt-A-Family program, which benefits students and their families who are in need.
“The purpose of Adopt-a-Family is to lend support to these students, encourage them to continue in college despite their difficult situation, and to bring some holiday spirit into their homes,” said Mike Greene, CGCC Director of Student Life.
With the goal of assisting 11 families this year, students set up Angel Trees around the college’s Pecos and Williams campuses. Gifts purchased were delivered to adopted families in time for Christmas.
Pictured: CGCC Asian and Pacific Islander student club members (left to right) Allan Pagaduan, Nghia Huynh, Nohea-Pukalani Leckey, Courtni Tran, Thao Tran, and club advisor Iris Ishikawa, made Christmas stockings for children in CGCC’s Adopt-A-Family program.
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