Dodgen Community Outreach

Last month, Dodgen's Beta Club and Awareness Club conducted a drive where students made stockings "fluffy and stuffy" to give to less fortunate children whose parents could not afford any Christmas gifts for their little ones. These stockings were given to the Salvation Army to distribute.

As a member of PAC, I am proud to say that we have also assisted in serving our community. PAC members recently visited an elderly home, Parc at Piedmont. It was lots of fun for the students and the elderly. The aged occupants made Thanksgiving/fall-themed door decorations, and we got to help them!

The Dodgen PAC will be going to Parc at Piedmont again on Dec. 14. Although this time, they will be doing holiday-based activities. They will be designing cookies with the residents as one of their activities.

PAC partnered with the Kiwanis club in mid- November to do a book drive for kids who couldn't afford books to read and learn with. Each day for a week, PAC members would stand at the front of a grade level pod and collect the donated books.

The Dodgen Chorus also made a difference this month! Together, they made over 1600 sandwiches to distribute to a local homeless shelter. All materials were collected by Chorus students. Many joined hands to make sandwiches in the morning.

Dodgen is making a difference in our community by doing everything we can. As students, we cannot make problems like world hunger disappear, but as a team, we can make an effort to alleviate parts of the problem.

-Amna Ali