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Great Lakes Student Services Committee Gives Back During the Holidays

Posted On 2/13/2012

The Student Services Committee at GLIT ended 2011 with much success! During winter months, the students at both Great Lakes and TONI&GUY focused on giving to the community and to their fellow students. Realizing that going to school and having a family can be difficult during the holiday season, the SSC wanted to lend a hand to their fellow students. The committee organized a "GLITer Tree" with the names and Christmas wishes of 115 GLIT children. Students and staff were able to choose a star and anonymously buy a gift for a fellow student's child.

The faculty, staff and students came together to ensure that every star was taken and each student went home with a special gift for their child.

Continuing on with the season of giving, the committee raised money and collected can goods for St. Martin's Center, allowing them to restock their shelves and feed families in need.

Staff and faculty also wanted to show their appreciation to the students and organized a Student Appreciation Holiday Luncheon. Volunteers signed up to bring a side dish of their choice while the school provided meatball subs for all the students. It was a nice time to enjoy each other’s company, shared food, shared recipes, and laughs. We also donated all of our leftovers to the City Mission. They were grateful to have an prepared fresh hot dinner for the evening!

The committee has been continuing to visit the Soldiers and Sailors home of Erie. The committee collected candy while a few members spent Friday mornings visiting with the veterans. The residents are so welcoming and it is nice to be able to brighten their day.

During the upcoming months, the committee will be focusing their time on raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Faculty and students will be walking as a team on May 5th at Presque Isle State Park for the annual MS walk.

Congratulations to the Committee for a successful 2011, and the school is looking forward to an even more successful 2012!