Becker College Students Support Causes Near and Far

Published on Monday, November 26th, 2012

Final exams begin in two short weeks, but Becker College students are making plenty of time to support socially responsible causes in their communities, near and far.

Students and faculty have organized what has become an annual event to support a service trip to the Be Like Brit Orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, November 29, at 5:00 p.m., at 80 William Street on the Worcester Campus and includes an appearance by Be Like Brit founders Len and Cherylann Gengel, a slideshow and remarks from volunteers from the May 2012 trip, a live auction, and music from the band Main South.

On November 30, members of the Becker College Student Government Association will join 10 Becker Ice Hawks when the hockey players make a return appearance at the City of Worcester Festival of Lights and ice rink opening.

Throughout the semester, freshman and sophomore psychology students and their professors have been participating in a cooperative project to benefit children served by Birthday Wishes, a local nonprofit that delivers birthday parties to children living in homeless shelters. The groups organized fundraisers and collected and assembled materials for craft projects, party supplies, and other items included in the “Birthday in a Box” Program (see photo, left).