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The Gift that Keeps On Giving

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Written by Pearly Bowser

Albany – It is often said that it is better to give than to receive and, this holiday season, the College of Education is doing just that.

As an extension of its “Giving Matters” initiative  at Thanksgiving, the College of Education is continuing in the same spirit with a distribution of food to families in need for Christmas. November’s initiative, which lasted from Nov. 1 to Nov. 19, produced a surplus of donations.

“We had so much food. We will donate to a community agency,” said Dr. Quiteya Walker, the initiative’s administrator and assistant professor of counseling at ASU.

In November, students, faculty and staff in the College of Education worked to fill baskets with nonperishable food items before delivering the baskets to the Lily Pad Center, an organization that advocates for children and families affected by sexual abuse. Faculty and staff also contributed monetary donations which were used to purchase two turkeys.

“It’s allowing students an opportunity to give back. It shows students that it’s about more than just academics; it’s also about service,” Walker said.

For more information, please contact the Office of University Communications at (229) 430-4671.

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