CPCC’s Ophthalmic Medical Assistant students are collecting items for a local outreach program. David’s Backpacks for the Homeless collects necessity items in backpacks and distributes them to the homeless community in Mecklenburg and Union Counties. Each backpack is filled with 30 items from toiletries to minor first aid items. Items that are taken for granted by many of us are sometimes a life changing need for others. David’s Backpacks for the Homeless has distributed more than 100 backpacks since February 2014 to local individuals in need.
Help support our students and the community with your donation. The OMA students will be accepting items for donation starting November 14-December 10. Donation boxes are located in Health Careers building, Room 3545 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any pickups. Book bags may be donated any time of the year.
Items needed are:
· Gently used or new book bags/backpacks
· Small size toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash)
· First aid items (Neosporin, wipes, hand sanitizer, cough drops, anti-diarrheal meds)
· Packaged snacks (crackers, applesauce, cookies, granola bars)
· Seasonal items: Hats, Gloves, Socks
To find out more about David’s Backpacks for the Homeless, visit them on Facebook.
Thank you for your support, “changing lives one backpack at a time.”
The event runs from April 9 to April 10, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Front entrance of the library on Central Campus.
Donations benefit the Theresa Thompson Scholarship Fund (https://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship).