The Chipola College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges recently sponsored a collection drive for Operation Shoebox, which provides items for members of the U.S. Military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The items were taken to the State FACC Convention in Orlando, where they were added to donations from Florida’s 27 other community colleges and shipped overseas. The compilation of items filled a 40 foot trailer, with 28 additional boxes which were mailed.
Matt White, president of the Chipola FACC Chapter, said, “We have been overwhelmed by the response, not only from college employees, but also from community groups like the Marianna Middle School Jr. Beta Club, Jackson Hospital, Marianna High Technology Student Association, the Gideons, the Altrusa Club, and Dr. Ben Saunders’ office.