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RC students rise to the occasion for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 24, 2009  
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For immediate release – 11/23/09
Contact: Chuck Brown, Communications, 815-226-3374

Students at Rockford College are appropriately in the "giving” mood this Thanksgiving   as they collect cans, feed the needy, and donate coats to the homeless.

In the past two weeks, students have served Thanksgiving dinner to the hungry and homeless at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rockford and have collected coats for the Jubilee Center, a drop-in facility operated by Shelter Care Ministries. This week, they will donate cans of food to agencies like Salvation Army and the Rock River Valley Food Pantry.  

One group, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, collected more than 3,200 cans of food to be divided equally between agencies that serve the needy. Meanwhile, the college’s Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement hosted a "Can-struction” event where teams of students competed to design the best structure made up entirely of non-perishable food. Some 500 pounds of food was collected. 

The act of giving and donating time is a hallmark for Rockford College, which uses social reformer and alumna Jane Addams as a role model. 

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