SCC Student Government Association gives back

Pictured left to right are Liz Neighbors (Falcon Director of Marketing), Agueda Aranda (SGA Secretary), Holly Brewington (SGA Advisor), Tracy Kirkland (SGA President), Joey Leggett (Falcon CEO) and Deandra Mercer (SGA Member).

During the month of March, the Sampson Community College Student Government Association (SGA) organized a collection drive for the Falcon Children’s Home located in Falcon.

The Falcon Children’s Home (originally Falcon Orphanage) is a fully accredited home that is licensed by the State of North Carolina and has been providing a home for children who for whatever reason are unable to live with their parents in a regular home setting.

“Throughout the academic year, the SGA organizes several collection drives for local organizations and programs,” said Tracy Kirkland, SGA President. “This year, the SGA chose Falcon Children’s Home because they also help children from Sampson County in addition to the other surrounding counties.”

During the collection drive, the SGA collected hygiene items such as soap, lotion, toothpaste, deodorant and much more. Thanks to donations from students, faculty, and staff, the SGA collected over 300 items.

“I am very proud of the SGA for taking on this task and we are all honored to be able to help the children,” said Holly Brewington, SGA Advisor at Sampson Community College. Several students were fortunate to deliver the items to the home on April 24, 2015.

During the visit, the staff treated the students to a complimentary lunch and gave them a tour of the facility. Agueda Aranda, SGA Secretary, was delighted about this opportunity. “I was truly amazed at the resources that are available to help the children there and it was a very humbling experience.”