NTCC holding ‘UnSelfie’ event

Published 8:23 am Friday, November 27, 2015

Northshore Technical Community College invites residents of St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes to participate in The UNselfie Project, beginning Monday, Nov. 30 and ending Friday, Dec. 4.

NTCC’s focus for 2015 has been to establish a culture of “giving” and philanthropy at the institution. Over the past year, NTCC has been involved with a service-learning mission trip as well as GiveNOLA, where students committed over 400 service hours to the community.

It is NTCC’s sincere hope that people do not associate “giving” with purely a financial donation. Philanthropy is so much more than that. NTCC is participating in the national campaign, “Giving Tuesday,” with a campaign that will last all week, called “The UNselfie Project.”

Each day is dedicated to a different form of giving. When an individual gives at each designated donation area (located inside the Hammond campus, Greensburg campus, and Bogalusa campus), they are encouraged to snap a pic, post it to Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram with the hashtag #UNselfie_NTCC. NTCC faculty invites and encourages all who would like to give to participate.

The schedule of activities includes the following:

• Monday, Nov. 30 — NTCC will have The Blood Center buses at three of the main campuses (Bogalusa, Hammond and Greensburg). With all of the medical advances that we have, there is no such thing as synthetic blood. The only way a person gets blood, is from someone who gives blood.

• Tuesday, Dec. 1 — NTCC will have a coat drive. Please donate any coats, sweaters, etc. for those who will need to stay warm this winter. Share the warmth.

• Wednesday, Dec. 2 — NTCC will have a food drive for the local pantries, whose shelves will be depleted after Thanksgiving. Help NTCC restock the shelves.

• Thursday, Dec. 3 — Each campus has picked a special charity to work with. The Bogalusa campus has teamed up with Nellie Byers Training Center of Bogalusa. They will be accepting dishtowels, work gloves, pots, pans, laundry baskets, etc.

• Friday, Dec. 4 — NTCC has teamed up with Slidell Ladies for Liberty and will be collecting Christmas Cards and items to add to care packages that will be sent overseas to local men and women who serve our country and are unable to come home for the holidays.