Tech Center seeks gifts of clothing, food for needy students

Oct 07, 2018

Waldo — When the high school students enroll at Waldo County Technical Center, they not only become part of the student population; they become part of the WCTC family.

Being family means you look after one another, so, if a student at WCTC needs help with non-academic issues such as food or clothing, the instructors and community rally around that student to provide what is needed.

The Tech Center currently runs two programs that address these needs: Food For Friends, which provides free food for students, and the It’s Cool To Be Warm clothing closet, for students who need clean clothes, warm coats and winter boots. Both programs operate solely on donations from staff and the community.

Student need so far this school year has been much greater than anticipated, and the Tech Center is looking for help from community members and area businesses.

Most needed are easily prepared, teen-friendly food items, such as mac and cheese, cereal, and canned soup or pasta. Adult-sized clothing items, especially coats, boots, and hoodies (sweatshirts), are of greatest need. Gift cards to local grocery and/or clothing stores are also helpful.

Anyone interested in helping feed and clothe the teenagers of Waldo County may contact Lacey Breems at Waldo County Technical Center, 342-5231, ext. 222, or

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