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Monday, October 15, 2012

CPTC Holiday House applications now available


 
Holiday House is an annual volunteer activity, which distributes December holiday assistance in the form of food, gift cards, and holiday gifts to eligible Clover Park Technical College students.

Eligibility–Available resources limit the distribution of Holiday House assistance to current students who are:

1) Enrolled in a two quarters or more CPTC program/course.
2) Enrolled full-time (12or more credits).
3) Are receiving some type of aid through the CPTC Financial Aid Office.
4) Self-identify as being in need of holiday assistance.
5) Not receiving other holiday assistance.

How does it work? Call the Holiday House Help line at (253) 589-5745 or ask a staff or faculty member for an application.

All forms should be returned to Holiday House deposit box just outside the CPTC Foundation (Building 19, Room 101) no later than Thursday, Oct. 25, at 5:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Students who meet the criteria for assistance will be matched to program or department sponsors, and the program or department will be provided information specific to their adoptee. Those adopting may choose to collect funds to purchase food, a food gift card, and/or gifts. All other students who meet the criteria for assistance will be assisted through the general Holiday House program.

Age-appropriate gifts, food, and food gift cards will be available to students at the Holiday House pick-up station (Building 23, Room 214) on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

What’s the timeline?

Oct. 12: Holiday House information and forms distributed to all campus faculty and staff.

Oct. 25: Deadline for Assistance Applications and Adoption Forms to be returned to CPTC
Foundation deposit box (Bldg 19, rm. 101)

Nov. 16: Students will be notified whether or not they have been adopted.

Nov. 16: Individuals, instructional programs, and departments will be notified about the
family they have adopted.

Dec. 6: Identified students pick up food/toy packages from the Holiday House pick-up
station, Building 23, Room 214. from 1-6 p.m.          

You can help in a variety of ways:
  • Donate a new, unwrapped toy or wrapping paper. The collection box is located in Building 17, Student Records area.
  • Encourage your program or department to adopt a family. We anticipate the need to be greater this year due to the economy. If you belong to a large department or program and your group is able to donate many gifts, you may consider, instead, donating to more than one family. Simply complete the adoption form attached and return by the deadline, Nov. 4.
  • Donate funds to the CPTC Foundation in the name of Holiday House.
  • Help staff the Holiday House pick-up station on Dec. 6. Call Phil Terry at (253) 589-5572 to volunteer.

Questions? Call the Holiday House help line and leave a message at (253) 589-5745. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and specific questions so that a volunteer is able to return your call.

Download the application here: Holiday House Application for Assistance.
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