On Nov. 20, Salt Lake Community College students gathered with Student Life and Leadership (SLL) at the Student Pavilion on the Jordan Campus to make blankets for the homeless from 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
“Overall, this was a big success,” says Summer Finkelstein, SLL Daytime Care board member. “We had popcorn, pizza and a lot of fabric.”
SLL mainly promoted the event by word of mouth and chalk drawings at the Jordan Campus.
“We had around 20-30 people show up, and we were able to finish 15 blankets in two hours,” says Finkelstein. “We feel like it brought Student Life and Leadership together and helped us get to know the students.”
While the students were making blankets and eating food, SLL also had “The Blind Side,” a movie about NFL player Michael Oher, playing in the background.
“The movie was great,” says Michael Garcia, a member of SLCC’s LDS Institute. “Everyone was really friendly, and I had a great experience. It’s good to know that the blankets will help people.”
While the event was a success, SLL wants students to get more involved.
“Student Life and Leadership makes the college experience more enjoyable,” says Finkelstein. “We do a lot of service projects and activities. It’s a great learning experience.”
Students who are interested in SLL are encouraged to go to the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and apply. SLL service projects and activities also appear on the calender at The Globe’s website.
“Students need to get on board with this,” says Garcia. “I know I would easily do this again.”