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Your generous support will help students overcome personal hardships, finish their studies, and live more hopeful and productive lives.
Randi (not her real name) was one of those students.
I was struggling with being homeless last fall. I was enrolled at DCC, but I was mostly living in my car or staying with friends. When I finally moved into affordable housing, I didn’t have a bed, furniture, pots or pans. I had nothing,” she said.
She was able to turn to us and apply for emergency funds through DCC CARES. The gift you are making today will make this possible for future students like Randi.
Additionally, we connected her with our partners to provide basic necessities: Randi received a mattress through a local furniture store and at two thrift stores, she picked up basic furniture and household essentials.
The small things like pots and pans made a huge difference in making healthy meals for myself,” Randi said. “I applied for SNAP benefits with the help of DCC CARES and received groceries through The Pantry."
But I was also unemployed and looking for work. When you go to an interview, you want to look professional. Dress for Success helped prepare me for interviews and provided me with interviewing skills.
Randi and I are sharing her story with you because we know there are other students like her who will benefit from the gift you make today. With your support, together we can help students whose ability to stay in school is threatened by any number of outside factors. The Student Emergency Funds you make possible help students meet unexpected financial crises that impact their abilities to study … and succeed.
Please make a year-end gift today to help students like Randi who are struggling. A gift of any amount will help students like Randi who are working hard to build a better life through education.

Today, your gift will help change lives! You will help students find housing, food, and essential necessities. Most important, you’ll help them stay in school and realize their potential.

It’s only because of your generosity and kindness that DCC CARES is able to help students fulfill their educational dreams and build bright futures.

I wish you a very happy holiday season,

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Diana L. Pollard '97
Executive Director

 

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