The Diablo Valley College Disabled Student Services Club A3 - Advocacy, Awareness, and Abilities - held several very successful food drives on campus this term, in conjunction with the Latino Student Alliance, The Pre-Nursing Society, and the American Sign Language Club.
According to Club A3 president Michael Burnside, last spring over a two-month period, the club collected 100 pounds of food for the Latino Student Alliance food drive. Inspired by their success, they decided to have another drive this fall. On two days in October, the Give a Can Day collected 338 pounds of food - one barrel full.
Together with the three other clubs, the Club A3 set a goal of 500 pounds for their two-day drive November 15 and 16. They reached that goal, collecting two barrels full of canned goods for the Monument Crisis Center, and then went on to set a 700-pound goal for December.
With the drive in December, the total for this term's six days of collection reached 1,316 pounds of food collected.
“This is what can happen when clubs work together,” Burnside said. “I am overwhelmed by how much the students and staff at DVC gave. This was an awesome job by all who helped make this possible.” The club promoted fun along with the event by holding “Minute to Win It” type games with prizes.
Mission of the Club A3 is to provide a positive climate on campus centered on social, academic, and personal development, while showing support for students, DVC’s DSS Department, other DVC clubs, and the community. Advisors are Carrie Million, Ted Munoz, Kellie Conde and Ron Tenty.