Shreveport/Bossier City campus serves others during the holidays
Jan 24, 2014
Students and staff at Virginia College in Shreveport/Bossier City were busy this holiday season serving organizations and individuals in the community.
Above, they supplied a holiday meal for the military veterans at the Volunteers of America veteran shelter.
Volunteers of America helps more than 2.5 million people in over 400 communities across 46 states with various human service programs including housing and healthcare.
Campus representatives also volunteered at the Volunteers of America LightHouse to assist disadvantaged children in making holiday gifts for their parents.
According to its website, the LightHouse reaches out to families living in some of Shreveport and Bossier City's poorest neighborhoods, offering a wide range of programs serving children, adolescents and adults.
Virginia College volunteers attended the Shriners Hospital Donation Appreciation Luncheon where they assisted children in making ornaments and taking pictures with Santa.
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport combines a child-friendly environment with world-class medical care for children with a host of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases.
Finally, volunteers from the Cosmetology Department attended the Blue Santa Annual Event hosted by Barksdale Air Force Base. The cosmetologists-in-training provided complimentary manicure services to foster children.