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Hartnell Speech Class Students Support Community Charities with Service Projects

November 20th, 2009


For the second year now, Hartnell speech students are doing good works, giving back to the community, and raising support for many of the area’s worthy causes through community service projects and fundraisers. Here’s how you can join in:

Yard Sale -- Alisal Community Healthy Start

On Saturday, November 21, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., drop by 114 Towt Street in Salinas to purchase goods or donate money at a yard sale to benefit the Alisal Community Healthy Start program. Alisal Community Healthy Start is a family-focused, school-linked program that serves the health, social service, and related needs of students and their families residing in East Salinas. For more information, contact Janette Flores at janettefl8@yahoo.com, or 831-269-6129.

Toy Drive - Boys and Girls Club

Bring your new toys or a monetary donation to the Student Center at Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, on Tuesday, November 24, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to benefit the Boys & Girls Club organization. Toys and donations will help us ensure that children in our community enjoy the fun of opening a present on Christmas day, even during these difficult times. For more information, contact Maria Ramirez at ramirez_015@yahoo.com or 831-676-5704.

Jamba Juice-Community Partnership for Youth

Buy a nutritious smoothie at one of two Salinas Jamba Juice locations on the weekend of December 5th and 6th and 20% of the proceeds of your purchase will be donated to Community Partnership for Youth. Students organizing this fundraiser, called “Stop Crime 24,” will distribute coupons around campus and at local businesses for you to use to make your purchase count. Participating locations in Salinas: 1552A N. Main Street and 1126 S. Main Street.
For more information or to receive a coupon, contact Anna Fernando at akfernando17@gmail.com.

Charity Dance - St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

On Saturday, November 28, at a home at 730 San Juan Grade Road in Salinas, a group of students calling themselves the Funtabulous 5 will host an all-ages charity dance from at 8 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $5 and the proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact Fredy Cordova at 831-917-8630 or cordova_fredy@yahoo.com