CCBC employees support community and campus-based giving campaigns
Jan 11, 2021It’s no secret why “community” is CCBC’s first name. We look out for one other, work together, celebrate everyone’s successes, and lift each other up when times get hard.
With a sense of purpose and generosity, CCBC faculty and staff recently raised $47,000 in support of the United Way of Central Maryland’s annual campaign, far exceeding last year’s collective gift of $38,000.
These contributions support the CCBC Student Emergency Fund and also help the United Way provide critically needed health and human services to our neighbors across Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. Every day – and especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic – the United Way helps individuals and families access food and shelter, medical care, family services and counseling, suicide prevention services and much more.
The generosity of the college community was also on display on Giving Tuesday, an annual event held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday encourages acts of kindness and generosity across the globe. In our small corner of the world, college faculty and staff contributed nearly $7,000 to the CCBC Student Life Food Pantries.
With more than half of the nation’s community college students experiencing some level of food insecurity, CCBC’s food pantries help meet a most essential need for area students and their families. Throughout the year, the three campus-based CCBC Student Life Food Pantries experienced more than 6,000 visits from students in need of assistance.
To join the community of support for the CCBC Emergency Fund, CCBC Student Life Food Pantries, or other college initiatives, visit ccbcmd.edu/giving.