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College, City Join Forces for Community Wide Sale to Benefit Service Agency

Published: 10-10-2011 9:25 am

Wayne State College and the City of Wayne will hold a fundraising event for Goldenrod Hills Community Action (GHCA) from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 and from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Wayne City Auditorium. The community wide sale proceeds aim to help offset the 30 percent increase in demand for services GHCA provides for Wayne County residents and 13 other surrounding counties.

Area residents with “gently used” clothing, winter apparel, household goods, or small appliances can donate items to the campus and community wide sale.  The sale is part of the Campus and Community Service Collaborations (CCSC), an initiative from the White House involving more than 250 higher education institution throughout the nation.

Gently used donations can be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. at the City Auditorium on Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 24-25. Donations may be dropped off at Cup of Grace Lutheran Student Fellowship across from the Willow Bowl between 9 a.m. and noon Oct. 22.

Donated items will only be received during the above listed collection dates and times.  Please do not leave items at the Wayne City Auditorium at any other time. Please note, baby seats, cribs, strollers, etc. cannot be accepted due to recall issues.

“I am delighted that Wayne State College and our students are involved in such an important event,” WSC President Curt Frye said. “Students learn good habits of service when we participate with the community for a worthy cause.”

Collaborating community partners and college organization for the fundraising event: GHCA, Grace Lutheran Church and the Cup of Grace, Wayne Rotary and Rotaracts Club, WSC Student Activities Board and Student Senate, WSC Office of Multicultural Affairs, WSC chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, WSC SHAPE Club, WSC Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Service-Learning at WSC, the WSC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda and Kappa Mu Epsilon, Student Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and the City of Wayne.  

“This is a good opportunity to contribute goods for the sale or to shop at the sale and have 100 percent of the proceeds directly help area kids,” Wayne Mayor Ken Chamberlain said.

GHCA is a private, 501c (3) non-profit. The mission of the agency is “People helping people, improving lives in Northeast Nebraska.”  GHCA serves 18,786 people each year with the following programs: Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), immunization, weatherization, Weatherization Expansion Project, Head Start, Early Intervention Service Coordination, Operation Great Start, Operation Building Blocks, health services, Food Pantry, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Child Safety Seat Program, Nebraska Homeless Assistance Program (NHAP), Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) and family services. For information:

WSC and the community of Wayne will work collectively with hundreds of communities and higher education institutions throughout the nation who are also participating in service projects that will extend through the 2011-12 school year. The goal is to build friendships, understanding and collaboration among people with diverse perspectives and belief sets by serving together to meet the needs of their communities.

Additional activities are planned and will include Mercy Meal packaging, featured film screenings at the Majestic Theatre, a series of community roundtable discussions to answer questions about shared and different belief sets and values addressing “Why We Serve,” a Health, Wellness & Resource Fair, “brown bag” presentations at WSC during the lunch hour, and a community wide gently used sale during the spring semester.  

For more information about CCSC activities/projects: Facebook   complete calendar at   or contact WSC Service Learning Coordinator Lisa Nelson at (402) 375-7182.


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