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Sylvania Campus’ Students4Giving Project awards grant money to local agencies
Photos and Story by Kate Chester
On June 7, the Students4Giving Project at the Sylvania Campus awarded $10,000 in money to local charities to emphasize the importance of philanthropy. The recipients included Open Meadow Alternative Schools ($3,300), Adelante Mujeres ($3,300) and Janus Youth Program’s Village Gardens ($3,400).
Students4Giving launched in 2008 thanks to a grant from Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund. Donations, extensive student fundraising and grant writing efforts have enabled Students4Giving to thrive; this year’s fund of $10,000 was raised through a combination of a student-run online auction and book drive, as well as donations.
Students4Giving highlights the importance of understanding social issues, the grant-making process and the role played by philanthropists and non-profit organizations in meeting community need. Of particular significance to students is learning how to guide a giving program and seeing the value of donations increase.
For more information on Students4Giving, visit www.pcc.edu/students4giving