Social Service Program Students Come Up Big

Selkirk College Social Service Worker Program students helped bring some warmth to the homeless in Trail.

Late last month, students Rodney Noskiye, Catherine Donnelly and Julie Morrison approached Career Development Services (CDS) Program Coordinator Sheila Adcock to see if they could work on a project in Trail.  In conjunction with CDS, the students suggested they would put together some cold weather kits for Trail’s La Nina Homeless Shelter. 

Social service workers raise money and items for Trail shelter

Social Service Worker Program students with staff of Trail's Career Development Services.

Adcock agreed and challenged the students to come up with a tablet for the shelter as well.

Up to the challenge, the students collected cash donations from instructors and associates. In total they raised enough money to buy a Samsung Galaxy tablet and donate $170 in cash to the shelter. 

Items for the cold weather kits were contributed by local business and really appreciated by the students. Trail businesses that contributed items to the project included Pharmasave, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, McDonald’s and A&W. Nelson businesses who contributed items to the project included Valhalla Pure, Still Eagle, Ripping Giraffe and Patagonia.

 The students presented the tablet, 11 kits, two gift cards totaling $75 and $170 in cash to the shelter on November 27.

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