Trick-or-Treating for a Good Cause
Posted on November 6, 2009
Faculty and Staff
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On the night before Halloween, BSC and Brockton High School students visited houses all over town. Instead of asking for candy, however, they asked for goods to donate to charity as part of an annual event started by a BSC professor.
Halloween for Hunger, now an international program, was founded by BSC's Dr. Jonathan White
, associate professor of sociology, back when he was in college. Participants of the charity drive included members of FAM for Change, the college's mentoring program with Brockton High School, along with BSC students.
The trick or treaters gathered around 1,300 canned goods, nonperishable foods and personal-care items from local houses. All these products were donated to a shelter in Brockton.
Also in tow was Kenny Monteiro
, FAM for Change's program manager, representing the college's Office of College and Community Partnerships.
Apart from supporting a good cause, the event was beneficial to the participants in other ways.
FAM for Change mentor Dan Kent
, a senior, said, "We are setting an example for the mentees and helping our community at the same time. These kids just need to know that they can have the same opportunities as everyone else if they work for them; we can help them understand that." (Story by Shawn Mullins; photo by John Winters, both Institutional Communications)