RCC Foundation plans National Day of Giving Telethon Nov. 29
With the Thanksgiving holidays soon to be upon us, the RCC Foundation wants to remind you that the National Day of Giving is just around the corner.
“We hope that you’ll join us on the National Day of Giving to help us in our efforts to raise money for our students,” said Lisa Hunt, the assistant vice president of foundation and grants. “This is your chance to make a difference in someone’s life. Every donation made to the RCC Foundation makes an impact.”
The National Day of Giving, also known as Giving Tuesday, is observed on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on Tuesday, November 29. The day was created in 2012 to unleash the power of generosity and to encourage people to do something good. The day is also referred to as the Global Day of Giving.
This year, the RCC Foundation will host a telethon, which will be streamed live on its Facebook page – www.robeson.edu/RCCFoundation – to raise money for the Military Affiliated Resource Center Scholarship and the Veterans Wall of Honor. The telethon will run from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on November 29. The number to call to make a pledge during the telethon is 910-272-3335.
All donations designated in honor and memory of all military service members will be matched by up to $1000 by Worthy by Wirth Taylor.
The Right of Way Group will also be matching donations of up to $1000 for all pledges made in honor and memory of fallen Trooper Kevin Conner, which will go to support students in the Basic Law Enforcement program.
If you would like to donate to another worthy cause at Robeson Community College, you are still encouraged to participate in the telethon, no donation will be turned away.
You can also drop off your Giving Tuesday donation at the RCC Foundation Office which is located in Building 13. Donations can be made online at www.robeson.edu, through the RCC Facebook page @RCCFoundation, or mailed to the attention of the RCC Foundation at PO Box 1420, Lumberton, NC 28359.
Military Affiliated Resource Center Scholarship
The Military Affiliated Resource Center opened its doors on April 6, 2022. The center helps support student veterans as they work to achieve their academic goals. It also provides valuable information and resources from local veteran organizations, the federal government, and the Veterans Crisis Line. It will be a safe place where veterans can get away from distractions and focus on schoolwork.
The new scholarship is being established to help military-affiliated students realize their dream of becoming a college graduate.
“Not all military-affiliated students have funding available to attend college,” said Lisa. “So, it is vital that we help secure scholarships for those who have served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Space Force, and for their dependents.”
“Freedom is not free – it comes at a price,” Lisa said. “Any donation will be greatly appreciated.”
Veterans Wall of Honor
“The Veterans Wall of Honor is a great way to honor our military heroes,” stated Lisa. “It’s a meaningful representation of those who have sacrificed so much to protect and serve our country.”
“I come from a military family, my sister was a Sargent Major in the United States Army for 30 years, and I’ve had several uncles and cousins were served in various branches.”
Hunt also knows first-hand what it is like to have a child that is active-duty military.
“Being a mother whose child has deployed, you serve too, you sacrifice those lost birthdays, holidays, and time together,” said Lisa. “But there is no greater joy than being a proud parent of a US Service Member… you know it’s a selfless act of service.”
Hunt says she wants this to be a community project that honors those who have served in the armed forces.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to our Veterans,” Lisa said. “We enjoy our freedom because of them.”
Giving levels for plaques on the Veterans Wall of Honor include $250 for white stripes, $500 for red stripes, $750 for middle red strips, and $1000 for stars. Donors can provide text for 2 lines per plate, 21 characters each.
“The Veterans Wall of Honor is a chance for you to remember your loved ones who served, to recognize the sacrifices made to our country, or to simply thank someone for their service,” said Lisa. “I have already purchased one for my daughter, Makayla.”