More Than 700 Cans of Food Collected for Homeless Angels

Career Quest Learning Center (CQLC) collected more than 700 cans of food through a campus-wide competition held April 18 through 28, 2016.

The contest was based on highest number of cans raised, based on the number of students in the class. The T/Th MA Procedures class raised an average of 13.7 items per student, followed by the M/W MA Procedures class with an average of 12.2 items per student. The Red Mod class took third with an average of 7.9 items per student. In addition to the satisfaction of knowing they were feeding hungry people, the winning classes will get to throw a pie in the face of their professor, Caroline Hands.

All canned food was donated to Lansing-based Homeless Angels, which has a mission to “rebuild and restore faith in humanity through innovative ideas, programs and events with the main goal of involving the community in real change for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.” The campus also recently hosted a health fair for 30 Homeless Angels clients. CQLC students and faculty members assessed vital signs, blood sugars and hematocrit and also completed a urinalysis.

“This is a great lesson on how a small group of people can truly make a difference in the lives of others, when they rally around a common cause,” said CQLC Business Faculty member Todd Ashworth. “I am proud of the students, faculty, staff and the awesome student association members who headed up this endeavor.”  

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“I was working in a factory for 13 years when I got laid off. I needed to do something totally different and I started at Career Quest. Now I’m teaching here. I love it. “


“I’m enrolled at Career Quest so I can be better at the job I have now. I’ve learned how to recognize health symptoms before they turn into a health care crisis. More knowledge means I help my patients lead the best lives possible.”