MARIANNA—The Chipola College Black Student Union recently held a supply drive for the Anchorage Children’s Home.
Students collected donations of school supplies and personal hygiene items at the college and at the Marianna Wal-Mart. BSU collected a total of 237 school supply items for foster children. Clothing items and shoes were also donated by college employees.
The Anchorage Children’s Home office is located on Jireh Court in the Jackson County Big Bend Community Building. Anchorage staffers Tosha Kirkland and Shannon Green accepted the donated items which will benefit children in Jackson, Washington, Calhoun and Holmes Counties. Those who wish to donate clothing, personal hygiene items or more school supplies, may call 482-9568.
BSU members would like to thank the community and Chipola College faculty and staff for their heartfelt donations. BSU members who participated in the event were President Jackie Dudley, Vice President Edward Arroyo, Historian Ariana Martin and BSU member Marquis Baker.
Dr. Willie Spires is the BSU adviser and encourages incoming Chipola students to consider joining the Black Student Union. BSU’s mission is to promote educational, social, political, and cultural awareness on and off campus. BSU is open to all students who attend Chipola College.