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* SCC Reaches out to community

Students, faculty and staff at Shoreline Community College are holding food and clothing drives this month to help support our neighbors in Shoreline and across the Puget Sound.    

Students in the DECA Program are holding a business clothing drive for the YWCA’s Dress for Success Program, February 23, 25 and 26.  They are specifically looking for large sized suits and work apparel such as contemporary, interview-appropriate skirts, blouses, blazers, jackets and pant suits.  Items can be dropped off at the PUB, the student union building at the main campus.  (DECA is an international association of college and high school students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship that supports skill development and competence for marketing careers.)

The Global Development Club is sponsoring a food drive for Northwest Harvest February 24-26.  Currently, Northwest Harvest needs oatmeal, whole grain pastas, brown rice, tomato products, canned peas, canned pears and peaches, canned tuna, canned chicken and turkey, shelf-stable milk and kid-friendly food.  Donated items can be dropped off at the second floor of the PUB.  (To read about the food drive, please check out the club web site at:  The club provides a platform for students to engage in discussions about global poverty. 

Cosmetology students are joining Shoreline schools, churches, businesses and individuals helping the people who are residing at Tent City 3, located at Calvin Presbyterian Church (CPC) in Shoreline.  The students are giving the men and women free shampoos and haircuts.

Additionally, The Shoreline Community College Federation of Teachers is sponsoring an employee food drive this Friday for the King County Labor Agency Food Bank in Seattle.  Biology instructor Leoned Gines is heading up the outreach project.  “We did this over the holidays and wanted to help out again.”

Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, just west of Aurora Avenue and north of Seattle city limits.  For more information, call (206) 546-4101. 



SCC cosmetology students recently joined the local community effort to help the residents of Tent City 3, located at Calvin Presbyterian Church (CPC) in Shoreline.  Local schools, churches, businesses and individuals have been providing all kinds of services to the residents, and now the men and women who live there are getting free haircuts at the Shoreline Community College Campus Salon.

Donna Miller-Parker, former college employee and a member of CPC, is leading the church's outreach efforts.  She contacted Dean Susan Hoyne last month to see if it was possible for our cosmetology students to provide free haircuts for those staying at the shelter.  Hoyne said she would look into it, and after VP Daryl Campbell approved them, vouchers were provided to the men and women at the church tent city site.  

“It’s great that our students are helping others in our community,” said Hoyne.

Jeanine Ghighi, cosmetology instructor, has been in charge of the student project.  "Several people have already come in," she said earlier this week. 

"They get to come here just like everybody else."  Ghighi and the students are looking forward to helping as many of the homeless people as possible.  The vouchers are good through March 19. 

The men and women are taken to the salon by church volunteers or travel by bus using vouchers from the SHARE/WHEEL (Seattle Housing & Resource Effort/Women's Housing Equality and Enhancement League.

Other SCC folks helping out are Susan Leonhardi, Puget Sound Automobile Dealers Association, who organized a volunteer group from the church and neighborhood to ensure children can walk safely to and from school, and Judy Burrows, Testing Center, who is a member of another local church who recently donated $1,000.

If you would like to donate used clothing, bedding, etc., please drop them off at the church camp at 18826 - 3rd Avenue NW in Shoreline.  The site is on the south end of the church property on a hillside.  Just park at the entrance and someone will come out to help you unload.  If you have additional questions, contact Leonhardi at (206) 546-6626. 

You can find out more about Tent City 3 at the Enterprise Newspapers at