Several clubs on campus participated in holiday-related activities over the past few weeks.
The Rotaract club collected and donated 5 full Thanksgiving dinner baskets (including turkeys) to those less fortunate. The president of the club, Cassidy Zaruba, noted that ”It’s essential for Rotaract Club to help and serve the needs of our community. ”
On November 23, the Rotaract Club donated the baskets to The Center of Counseling and Prevention in Newton for 5 different families in the area. The Thanksgiving turkey baskets is an annual activity that Rotaract Club has provided for the community for a few years.
The Student Government Association expanded its traditional Golden Wish Tree (for senior citizens) to include the children at local non-profit Ginnie’s House in Newton. Ginnie’s House provides social work services for children who have experienced significant trauma and sexual abuse.
“Our SGA was moved by their mission this year, so in addition to providing gifts for 25 seniors at Barn Hill, they have also collected 25 specific gifts for the children at Ginnie’s House,” said Meagan Khoury, Assistant Director of Student Engagement at SCCC.
Most recently, SGA officers Corrine Woodhead, Andrei Burul, Mari McInerney and Cheyenne Cibien, volunteered at the Ginnie’s House annual holiday party, helping to set-up, decorate, and help out wherever needed.
The College’s Criminal Justice Club members got involved with the New Jersey State Police’s food drive, which benefits victims and survivors of domestic violence. Students in the Criminal Justice program at SCCC collected numerous canned goods and non-perishable food items and delivered it to NJSP Sussex Barracks.
“We have a great group of students here who truly care about the community,” said Khoury. “They do it because they want to do it.”
For more information about organizations on the SCCC campus, visit www.sussex.edu.
Photo: Criminal Justice Club with their food donations: L-R: Professor Bill McGovern; SFC Bade (Asst Station Commander); Paul Dwornicki; Rachael White; Kaitlyn Cabrera and Professor Wendy Cooney.