Supporting Our Students During the Holidays & Throughout the Year

At Cypress College, we are dedicated to helping all of our students in all ways that we can year-round, and we understand situations may be difficult, especially around the holiday season. We encourage the entire campus community to join us in supporting our students in need through the following Cypress College programs and services.

Associated Students Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Every year, A.S. distributes food baskets with a large turkey, stuffing, and many other Thanksgiving goods to students in need of some help around the holiday. Donations are accepted at the Student Activities Center (SAC) and large, decorated boxes around campus starting November 1.

Boxes are located in:

Admissions and Records on the first floor near the Campanile entrance;
Business on the first floor in between both entrance doors;
CCCPLX in the middle of the third floor;
Fine Arts in the center of the first floor;
Gym II next to the division offices;
Health Science second floor near the nurse’s office;
Humanities first floor near both entrances;
the Library/Learning Resource Center near the first floor entrance;
NOCE (formerly SCE) near the building entrance;
SEM near the first floor staircase; and
Tech Ed I on the second floor inside the counselor’s room.

Baskets will be distributed November 20 and 21. Know of a student in need? Submit a nomination at the SAC!

Food Bank Donations

The Cypress College Food Bank, launched Spring 2017 and with an upcoming Grand Opening the second week of November, needs your help keeping its shelves stocked. Please considering donating canned goods, snacks and cereals, and other non-perishable items.

The following are items in high demand:

  • Canned tuna or salmon
  • Pasts and pasta sauce
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Granola bars
  • Cereals
  • Snacks
  • Individual apple sauce
  • Mac and cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Soups

Thank you for helping to make the Food Bank such a huge success!

CARE Adopt-A-Family Program

The CARE Adopt-A-Family program provides low-income and single-parent CARE families with gifts and necessities during the holidays. During last year’s inaugural season, faculty and staff adopted 34 families.

Individuals, groups, or departments can participate in this joyous and gratifying event. Sponsors are provided with the description of their “adoptee family” along with a copy of the family’s Wish List of requested items ranging from groceries and clothing to gift certificates and toys. Participation is encouraged at a level comfortable for you.

For those who would like to participate, fill out the sponsor form by Friday, November 3 and return to Sponsors will receive a description of their adoptee family and a copy of the family’s wish list by Wednesday, November 8 along with further details regarding the program process.

DSS Holiday Fundraiser

Support the college’s students with disabilities by participating in Disability Support Service’s annual See’s Candies fundraiser. Send a box to friends, colleagues, family, or a Cypress College veteran (just check the “VRC” box on the order form)! Simply complete the form and drop if off with Summer Justice in the DSS Office (CCCPLX-100) by Friday, November 3.


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