For Clark students who are low income and have food insecurities their choices are tough. There are regular decisions to make about paying for safe housing, food, books, tuition, childcare or reliable transportation to classes. All of these choices are necessary to achieve success in the classroom.
Last year Clark College Employees helped bridge a gap when 232 donors giving unlocked a $10,000 match for Clark’s Emergency Grant Program.
This year, a generous donor will give $10,000 when 250 Clark employees to contribute to the Penguin Pantry.
Since opening in October 2017, the Penguin Pantry has served on average 68 students weekly. The pantry offers grocery items, snacks, toiletries and school supplies. It’s located on Clark’s main campus.
“If we’re able to help a student with that very basic need while they’re on campus, we feel like we’re supporting them in their retention and completion,” said Armetta Burney, director of workforce education services.
The Clark College community provides thousands of hours each year to ensure our students are prepared to fly. They also contribute tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships, program support, technology and equipment.
Employees may give any amount that is meaningful to them and in multiple ways.
Payroll Deduction: Choose a set amount of money and/or time and include it on your Employee Pledge Form. The form is also located on ClarkNet—the college’s intranet (Follow this path: Forms, Foundation, Employee Pledge Form).
One-time and recurring gifts: Make your gift with a credit card on Clark College Foundation’s secure website or by completing the Employee Pledge Form. The form is also located on ClarkNet —the college’s intranet (Follow this path: Forms, Foundation, Employee Pledge Form).
Please contact Taylor Bowen at 360.992.2782 for more information.