We Need Your Old BOOK BAGS!! Support Your Fellow CPCC Students!

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 kathleen.rodgers@cpcc.edu for any pickups. Book bags may be donated any time of the year.

Items needed are:

· Gently used or new book bags/backpacks

Sample/Snack/Trial sizes:

· 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.”


Visit Nothing But Noodles on Nov. 5 to Help CPCC’s Study Abroad Program

Did you know that the number one cause of death of women in Peru is cervical cancer? The main reason for this statistic is limited access to the screenings we take for granted. CPCC Medical Career students are participating in a global medical service learning experience by spending two weeks in Cusco, Peru, to support women’s health through cervical cancer screenings and other health screenings such as immunizations and laboratory work.
To assist with this cause, Nothing But Noodles has generously decided to donate 15 percent of its proceeds to CPCC’s Study Abroad – Medical Service Learning initiative.
To participate, simply visit the Nothing But Noodles location at 1605 Elizabeth Ave. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and mention “CPCC Study Abroad” at the register. You can support the cause by dining at anytime throughout the day, dining in or carryout orders apply.
Thank you for your support!