GCC students make Christmas donation to Catholic Social Services

Photo: Joining the GCC Supervision and Management Students in the photo are: Far Left: Fred Tupaz, GCC Asst. Professor for Business and Visual Communications, and Academic Advisor for Supervision & Management. Far Right: Lisa Bordallo, Marketing Director for Catholic Social Services. (Photo courtesy GCC).

The supervision and management class of Guam Community College presented Guam Catholic Social Services with a donation of food, clothing and toys valued at $3,000. The donation was presented on Nov. 26, at 4 p.m. and is intended to help Catholic Social Services provide their clients with daily necessities as well as gifts for children to enjoy the holiday season.

As part of their service learning project, the supervision and management students held a donation drive throughout the 2019 fall semester. Donations were collected in front of the student support services office on the GCC campus.

“Our target goal was $3,000 worth of donations and I am proud to say that we reached that goal,” Jerimie DeLorie, class spokesman said. “According to the Catholic Social Service Marketing Director, Lisa Bordallo, with our support we reached their client-based programs of roughly three thousand people, to include feeding their whole client-based families and individuals of 150 families and individuals for this Christmas season.”

“We believe that this service learning project gave us an opportunity to have hands-on experience and putting our Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) knowledge to the test. As a team, we were able to accomplish the four functions of management, planning, organizing, leading and controlling. In turn, we came face to face with the community and our local non-profit organizations which helped us to enhance our learning ability and experience in the field of supervision and management.”

According to Catholic Social Services: Catholic Charities Guam, “The mission is to encourage the development of the spiritual, intellectual, economic, and social well-being of families, persons with disabilities, abused adults and children, the elderly, the homeless and others in need of services. We will respect the dignity of persons of all ages. We will collaborate with others to find the best way to service the community.”