During Nov. 1st-5th, JSU students participated in taking up donations for the Circle K Crayons for Kids Collection. This event took place in the food court of the TMB from 11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Each day, two students were stationed at the table and greeted people with smiles and informed people about the organization.
“We are basically taking up crayons for kids who are in need, and monetary donations,” said Eric Glover, a JSU senior and Circle K member who is very passionate about helping those in need. “I just like to help people, when I have a chance,” he said.
Steven Boyd, also a senior at JSU, gave more information on the project. “This is our third year doing this project,” he said. “Originally this idea was given to us by a Kiwanis member who had done this project with a Key club.”
Circle K Crayons for Kids will still be accepting donations through the end of the semester. According to Boyd, people who are interested in making donations after Nov. 5th will have to set a date with a Circle K member to drop off donations.
Last year Circle K Crayons for Kids donated up to 120 coloring books, 381 boxes of crayons and $200.
“It was really rewarding to be able to donate. The whole campus is invited to be involved. In fact many organizations have already donated and many others plan to donate,” said Boyd. “CKI’s motto is ‘Live to Serve, Love to Serve’. This project is a great example of this. It’s a great way to impact our community in a way that all college kids can participate in.”
“We will be taking all of our donations to the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham one day in December,” said Glover.
Those who are interested in donating before the end of the semester can contact Circle K’s president, Larissa Kellum. Her email address is email@example.com or call her at (256)-419-4008.