Members of the Spoon River Garden Club visited the Canton Campus of Spoon River College to present a check for $500 to President Curt Oldfield that will go towards items for the Student Needs Center.
“We are fortunate to be in such a caring community, and are grateful for the generosity of those who help our students,” Oldfield said.
While the Student Needs Center originally stocked only food items, Oldfield said it had expanded to include non-perishable food items, household and hygiene products, and various school supplies after they realized that these items were needed as well.
In Canton and Macomb, the Student Needs Centers are located in the Learning Resource Centers, and all Spoon River College students—including those taking online classes or those taking classes at the Havana and Rushville centers—can request items via an online form or by reaching out to the Student Success Coaches. In addition, tables with some items are located at all of the college’s locations in areas where they can be freely accessed by students at any time.
“This is just one of the ways that we work every day to create an environment that supports student success, because when our students succeed, that benefits not only them but also the communities they’ll return to and work in,” said Oldfield.
The Spoon River Garden Club – Canton, Il is an organization whose mission is “to promote, foster, cultivate, and share,” and can be found on Facebook where they share all things plants related. The group also hosts an annual plant sale that takes place in May the weekend after Mother’s Day.
Members of Canton’s Spoon River Garden Club present a check for $500 to Spoon River College President Curt Oldfield to go towards the food pantry in the Student Needs Center. Pictured l-r are Jan Bruster, Janice Reneau, Becky Eyman, President Oldfield, Brenda Nuttall, and Janet Rock.