FSC Students to Raise Funds for HEARTH Program
Proceeds from car wash will benefit homeless children
LAKELAND, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2009) — Florida Southern College literature students will be holding a car wash in the driveway to the President's House, 50 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. Proceeds will go to the Polk County School Boards HEARTH program for homeless children and youth.
The students are in Dr. Paula Buck's English 220, a literature class that focuses on readings associated with the Colleges SAGA theme. SAGA — Student Awareness Generates Action — is a campus-wide, collaborative initiative for the study of important societal issues designed to prepare students to lead lives as contributing global citizens. The theme for this school year is hunger and poverty, which has been incorporated into academic classes, Convocation, and student activities.
HEARTH provides lodging, nutrition, school supplies, and moral support to needy students and their families. The students chose HEARTH as the beneficiary of the car wash because it is aligned with the goals of SAGA.