MT. VERNON, Ill. (Dec. 20, 2013) – Members of Rend Lake College’s AmeriCorps Program are doing their part this holiday season by collecting canned food items for the Food Basket Drive and spreading joy and fun into the community.
Thursday night, the group collected more than 200 cans from both school and individual donations during their “Save a Life: Children’s Crafts and Games” event, held at the Rolland Lewis Building in Mt. Vernon. The two-hour event offered a number of games and activities for children of all ages, including a cake walk, holiday ornament making and other games.
AmeriCorps members who participated include Brenda Beel (Mt. Vernon), Stacey Chobanian (Bluford), Maddie Michaud (Mt. Vernon), Casey Jackson (Mt. Vernon), Sierra Martin (Mt. Vernon), Nicole Patton (Mt. Vernon), Brenea Hallam (Mt. Vernon), Cody Johnson (Mt. Vernon), and Nathaniel Groh (Mt. Vernon). AmeriCorps Director Margo Wagner and Rend Lake Campus Coordinator Leah Schlag were also present.
For more information about the AmeriCorps Program at Rend Lake College, visit online at http://www.rlc.edu/com-ed/employment-services/americorps, or call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1351.