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Making lives better through service and support

January 2, 2014
The season of giving really took over at SJVC Temecula!

The season of giving started early for the Temecula campus. Since October students, staff and faculty have launched many fundraisers, organizations and special events in support of worthy causes, large and small.

Their last quarter push included a major fundraising effort by students from the Respiratory Therapy and Medical Assisting programs for SCAMP (Southern California Asthma Management Program) to send a child to SCAMP camp for a week. RT and MA students joined forced to mark Respiratory Care Week and Medical Assisting Appreciation Week (Oct. 21-25) by raising $1,500. – the cost of sending one child to camp to learn how to better manage their lives with asthma.

“Everyone worked very hard to make wonderful informational posters and have fun activities to help raise funds for this worthy cause,” says William Hall, RT Program Director. Their efforts netted $2,160., and well over their goal to send one child to camp.

“This event demonstrates how an idea once embraced by a small community, such as our campus, can exceed all expectations,” says Hall.

Philippines Relief Fund
The ASB (Associate Student Body) wanted to do something to help victims of the devastating hurricane in the Philippines. A Nov. 20th bake sale, dress-down days and clothing sales brought in $250, which was given to the Red Cross for hurricane survivors.

“Students donated time and brought in things to sell for between $.50-1.00 to raise money,” says John Hall, Temecula Dean of Student Services.

Student Support Fund
Fundraising activities throughout November brought in enough contributions to provide eight students and their families with grocery store gift certificates for holiday dinners.

Doors of Hope Orphanage, Baja, CA
Several overflowing boxes of food and clothing donations have been collected for the Doors of Hope and were delivered by a group of SJVC students.

ASB, Diversity Club and HOSA have teamed up and organized activities that involved students, staff and faculty over the last three months to reach out into those in need both far away and right in their own back yard.

Everyone has a little nicer holiday knowing they have improved someone else’s life by at least a small measure.


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