JCJC’s philosophy club raises $1000 for autism organization

Written By: Kelly Atwood
Email Address: kelly.atwood@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2012-11-12 09:39:03

The Jones County Junior College Philosophy Club’s Halloween event raised $1000 for TEAAM, an autism organization.


TEAAM is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to improving the understanding of autism. The organization has a camp called Center Ridge Outpost where they host children with autism. Money raised from the Ghost Hunt will be used to help sponsor some of the campers’ attendance at Center Ridge Outpost.


“We chose to donate our profits to TEAAM because we feel they provide a great service to people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and their families,” said Stephanie Green, a sponsor of Sigma Kappa Alpha. “Many of the philosophy club members know someone with autism and had a personal interest in this organization. Our money can hopefully help sponsor a child to attend one of TEAAM's camps or help build facilities for their new Center Ridge Outpost in Smith County.”


Because 29 teams participated in its first year, Sigma Kappa Alpha’s Ghost Hunt will become an annual event. Club president Stephanie Lembo organized the fundraiser.


Sigma Kappa Alpha also gives students community service opportunities in sponsoring a dog food drive for the Laurel Animal Rescue League and helping the Baptist Student Union raise money for its annual children’s programs. Instructors Green and Dr. Ronald Bishop are sponsors.


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