Gift It Forward program launched by Ivy Tech Warsaw
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. – Ivy Tech Warsaw has launched the Gift It Forward program to help in-need students during the holiday season.
Ivy Tech will provide 50 students with gift bags that are filled with basic supplies.
The supplies in the gift bags include trash bags, cleaning products, band-aids, toiletries, hand sanitizer, batteries, etc.
In turn, students are encouraged to “Gift It Forward” and use the money saved to buy presents for their families.
With Ivy Tech Campus Activities Board sponsoring $1,000 and Martin’s Super Market donating $250, Ivy Tech Warsaw was able to spend $1,250 for gift bag supplies.
Vice Chancellor for Ivy Tech Warsaw Allyn Decker explains why this program was launched.
“Our students often live with tight monthly budgets that do not allow for the additional expenses that come with the holidays,” said Decker. “We want to support our students, especially this year when so many individuals are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”