The holiday season brings the Delta State family closer together through generosity and kindness.
Delta State’s Administrative Staff Council held a “Feed-A-Family” program before the Thanksgiving holiday to benefit staff and community members in need. Campus departments donated a record amount of non-perishable items to help complete almost 100 bags with ham or turkey for a Thanksgiving meal.
Along with 36 staff members receiving bags, the Bolivar County Division of Family and Children’s Services received 61 bags and 10 large boxes of canned and miscellaneous food. Campus volunteers helped sort, pack and deliver the items.
Staff Council has kicked off another charitable program to benefit the community this month.
“The annual Delta State Holiday Toy Drive for 2014 has begun with a great start,” said Rhonda Loper, special projects committee chair of Staff Council. “We are already seeing toys and books being donated.”
The Bologna Performing Arts Center and Bolivar Medical Center are partnering with the Administrative Staff Council in collecting toys. The BPAC will be collecting toys at their special Christmas performances, and Bolivar Medical Center will also be collecting toys to donate. Unwrapped gifts for boys and girls between the ages of birth to 12 years will be accepted through Dec. 15 at noon at Kent Wyatt Hall Office 239.
Gifts will be donated to children identified by the Bolivar County Family and Children’s Services. For more information on how to donate and items needed, please call Loper at 662-846-4053.
Delta State’s Staff Council serves as a liaison between the administration and the staff to provide a formal process for staff to discuss issues involving university policies and procedures and to forward ideas, recommendations and opinions to the president.