Public Speaking Classes
Contribute More Than 1,000 Menís Personal Items to Library Clubís Menís
Shelter Collection Drive
May 12, 2010
York Technical College Library Club recently sponsored a collection of
personal toiletry items for the Havenís Menís Shelter in Rock Hill.
Students in York Technical Collegeís Public Speaking classes
contributed more than 1,000 menís personal items toward the Library
Clubís collection efforts as part of a service learning opportunity
sponsored by their instructor, Monique Perry.
Perry challenged all of her students to make
contributions to support the Library Clubís efforts over a two-week
period. Current Public Speaking students from Chester, Kershaw and Rock
Hill contributed to the effort along with dual enrollment students from
Great Falls and Chester high schools.
ďIím so proud of
the contributions of our students," said Perry. "Many of my Public
Speaking students are currently in transition with employment and other
challenging life circumstances.
In light of their personal situations, they went above and beyond to
contribute to this effort. It speaks highly of their character and the
importance that our students place on giving
to the community.ď
After the delivery of the collection, the Library Club and Public
Speaking students received commendations from Jessica Lynn, Executive
Director of The Havenís Menís Shelter.
ďSingle men experiencing homelessness are too often an invisible
population," Lynn said. "I am so happy to see that you are encouraging
students at York Tech to open their eyes to all individuals in our
community that need assistance in regaining stability in their lives."
Club maintains a strong commitment to the community and provides
supplies to help those in need whenever possible.
ďMany Library Club members and employees have been touched by
homelessness currently or in the past,ď said Debbie Jones, Library Club
Library Club will continue to collect personal items for the Havenís
Menís Shelter. Ms. Perryís Public Speaking classes will also continue to
contribute to the Library Clubís efforts each semester as a service
learning project. For more information on the Library Club and how you
can contribute to the ongoing collection, contact Debbie Jones, Library
Club Advisor at (803) 325-2883 or
Technical College /
452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730