Mohave Community College’s Bullhead City Campus Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is working to make the Holidays special for foster children in Mohave Valley.
The PTK students have chosen as their philanthropy project this year, the non-profit Arizona’s Children Association Foster Care. This will be the 5th year Mohave Community College has reached out to help AzCA.
“Each year we strive to help the local foster children in Fort Mohave and Bullhead City areas,” said Jane McCormack, PTK Advisor for the Bullhead City Campus.
The gift of giving through MCC’s Honor Society, along with staff and faculty helped more than 40 children have a happier Holiday Season last year, and this year the group is aiming higher.
“We started with 20 gift tags on Friday, had a PTK meeting Saturday morning and needed to ask for more tags today,” said McCormack. “As a former member (of PTK), an alumni and now advisor, I am proud to say that the level of giving has gone above and beyond.”
This year there has been an overwhelming amount of infants placed into the foster care system this year, according to McCormack.
MCC is asking the residents of Mohave Valley to join the effort to help make a foster child’s holiday a little bit happier.
Stop by the lobby of the 200 building on MCC’s Bullhead City Campus and you’ll find a pink Christmas tree with gift tags for the foster children in our area. Please open your heart and wallets to buy a small gift for a child who might not otherwise receive any presents at all.
Gifts should be left unwrapped and kept with the tag with the child’s name. All gifts are to be returned to the Dean’s office by December 17th for pick up and wrapping by AzCA on December 18th.
AzCA is the oldest and largest statewide and full service non-profit child welfare and behavioral health agency.
It serves more than 43,000 children and families annually. The Mohave County chapter provides foster and kinship care, adoption, respite, parent education and child and family counseling services.