CCC students raise more than $1k for The Care Station
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students were able to put their course work to use in a philanthropic way Saturday raising more than $1000 during a benefit for Clarksdale’s local soup kitchen.

CCC students raise more than $1k for The Care Station

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Mon Mar 30, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College students were able to put their course work to use in a philanthropic way Saturday raising more than $1000 during a benefit for Clarksdale’s local soup kitchen.

Student in CCC’s Life Learning Skills class volunteered from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Clarksdale’s Kroger raising money and soliciting canned goods to be donated to The Care Station.

The project, which was planned as part of a community service component of the class, was a great success with students exceeding their goal. Instructor John Mayo said the aim is to build productive students who will understand the importance during and after their time at CCC.

“We’re trying to teach the kids that when they graduate from college they have an obligation to give back to their community wherever they live,” Mayo said. “We would like to say thank you to everyone who helped Coahoma students help The Care Station.”

Other projects planned by the class include volunteering at the local hospital, nursing homes and partnering with other community service agencies.