Phil Terry, right, packs presents into the back of a student’s car during the 2007 Holiday House. The event donated food, clothes and presents to 130 students and their families for the holidays.
LAKEWOOD – One hundred thirty college students and their families had a happier Holiday Season thanks to the CPTC Holiday House.
The longstanding tradition assists low-income students during the holidays. CPTC faculty, staff and fellow students choose a family in need and donate food, clothes presents and other items for the student and his or her family.
“This event is a symbol of the giving spirit on the Clover Park Technical College campus,” said Dr. John Walstrum, president. “It shows how much faculty, staff and even fellow students care about the welfare and well-being of students who are in need.”
Lakewood Families in Business donated more than $3,500.00 to the CPTC Holiday House last year.
“The generosity of Lakewood Families in Business and other College partners means so much to our students,” said Carol Davis-Clark, Holiday House committee chair. “So many will now have a wonderful holiday for their family thanks to the support of our partners.”
The CPTC Holiday House committee is comprised of CPTC staff including Carol Davis-Clark; Cherie Steele; Debbie Gurner; Phil Terry; Chris Lewis; Debbie Collins; Cheryl Baddeley, and Carol Orr.
The event was held December 11, 2007 on the CPTC Lakewood campus.
To learn more about Holiday House, or if you would like to assist a family in need or volunteer your time, please contact the Holiday House Committee at (253) 589-5745.