With Christmas just around the corner, Parkland College is planning to bring some cheer to students in need. The College will distribute gift cards to help students buy groceries for holiday meals.
A staff committee is collecting cash donations from employees which will be used to purchase gift cards at food retailers in the area. The College organized a similar initiative at Thanksgiving which made a significant difference for dozens of students and their families.
Students can nominate themselves or another student (with their consent) to receive one of these gift cards. The online nomination form can be accessed at https://bit.ly/ParklandXmas. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 14 at 12 p.m.
Students selected to receive a gift card will be contacted by a College staff member. The gift cards are scheduled to be distributed to students on Wednesday, Dec. 16.