A virtual fundraiser at Clatsop Community College (CCC) to support the college’s scholarship and student need funds is being held July 6-14, 2020 in lieu of the annual dinner and auction event. This event, “Todays Need, Tomorrow’s Success- A benefit for student needs” is a call-to-action to respond to our students’ ongoing economic struggles and the profound impact of COVID-19 on our students and their families.
Donations of any amount provide help to our students facing job loss, food and housing insecurity, and having to decide whether or not to drop out of school due to financial hardship. Having scholarship dollars available removes those challenges for many students and will also help provide them with the necessary technology to continue their studies.
“Many of our students were living paycheck to paycheck prior to the pandemic and now have lost their jobs and income. This virtual fundraiser is a call to action to help CCC students stay in college to successfully complete their courses and earn their degrees, to forever change their lives and the lives of their families,” CCC President Breitmeyer said.
CCC students participated in a commissioned statewide survey of community college students which brought to light the hardships our community and our students face. The study indicated that 40% of those who filled out the survey have experienced food insecurities in the past 30 days, 54% had been impacted by housing insecurity in the previous year, and 20% had been homeless the previous year. These results were compiled before the pandemic of COVID-19 and the resulting economic recession has only expounded these adversities that our students are facing.
CCC actively works to support the students as much as fiscally possible and has already disbursed emergency funds to provide help to students affected by socio-economic inequities and undue hardships brought on by this global health crisis, and the related economic devastation felt throughout the community. The college funds do not stretch enough to cover all of the need though.
One hundred percent of the donations during the fundraiser will go toward student scholarships and student need funds to cover costs associated with food, housing, medical expenses, transportation and other basic needs.
A virtual fundraiser allows more people to participate from the comfort of their homes without having to think about logistics or worry about being in crowded spaces. The goal for the fundraiser is to exceed the match of $30,000 generously donated by our sponsors.
Donations are accepted through the fundraiser webpage at https://clatsopcc.ejoinme.org/TODAYSNEED
or you can mail a check made out to the CCC Foundation to 1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.
To learn more about the Clatsop Community College Foundation, visit www.clatsopcc.edu/foundation or contact CCC Foundation Director, Angee Hunt, at 503-338-2306.
Non-Discrimination Declaration It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Naomi Garbutt, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Towler Hall, Suite 110, email@example.com 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Mallory Vollner, is located in Towler Hall, Suite 104A, firstname.lastname@example.org 503-338-2474.
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Declaración de no-discriminación Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Naomi Garbutt, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en Towler Hall número 110, firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Mallory Vollner, se encuentra en Towler Hall, numero 104A, email@example.com número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.
Ayuda a personas discapacitadas En cuanto a las personas discapacitadas, se les pide que se comuniquen con JoAnn Zahn, la Vice Presidente de Finanzas y Operaciones en Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, firstname.lastname@example.org número teléfonico (503) 338-2421 o a TDD (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.