PADUCAH, KY (11/21/2017) Each year several West Kentucky Community and Technical College students have an opportunity to travel to El Salvador to help people in need. This year to raise funds for their annual service learning trip, the students will be delivering holiday meals to businesses in the community December 12 and 14.
"This is a chance for employers to say 'thank you' for their employees' hard work and dedication throughout the year and for everyone to celebrate the holidays with their friends at work, while also helping our students raise money to travel to El Salvador for a first-hand perspective on helping others," said Jennifer Frazier, WKCTC advancement specialist.
The El Salvador Service Learning trip, sponsored by Starfish Orphan Ministry and the Hispanic Culture club, Diversity and Inclusion committee and Service Learning program at WKCTC, focuses on building houses, feeding the homeless and providing supplies to orphanages within the country. All proceeds from the holiday meal deliveries will benefit the WKCTC/Starfish ministry service learning trip.
Students participate in various fundraisers to help pay for their service learning trip each March. This year's meal delivery program is a new venture for the college.
"We haven't done this before, but it's a unique way for the community to be a part of something special," said Frazier. "Every dollar will make a difference in the lives of so many in El Salvador."
Each meal is $10. A minimum of eight orders needed within the Paducah area and a minimum of 20 are needed outside Paducah. Orders for delivery are needed by December 5. For a list of meals that can be chosen for delivery, contact Jennifer Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 534-3229.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College each of the four times the Prize has been awarded by the Aspen Institute and has twice been named a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.