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SCC Faculty, Staff Donate Over 40 Backpacks to Elementary Schools

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The Future Teachers Organization as part of their annual School Supply Drive issued a Pack-A-Backpack Challenge to all full-time faculty and staff at Shawnee Community College. A total of 43 backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as some miscellaneous supplies, were delivered. Every elementary school in the 5 county college-wide district received a portion of the donations. The group collected what amounts to over $1,300 in donations.

"The annual School Supply Drive is a benefit to both the SCC students and the public school children. The future teachers learn to support local schools through community service, while the school-age children receive tools that allow them to be ready to learn." Ruth Smith, SCC Education instructor and program coordinator.

If community members would like to submit to the student organization's annual event, donations can be sent to the club sponsor, Ruth Smith, at Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Road, Ullin, IL 62292. Checks can be made payable to Shawnee Community College, and they will be credited to the organization's account.

For more information, contact Ruth Smith at 618-634-3347 or

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