On March 4th, 2011, volunteers from Moultrie Technical College’s student organizations gathered up the boxes that they had set in multiple classrooms for the ‘Boxes of Hope’ drive at the school.
‘Boxes of Hope’ is charity founded by Christopher Oates of Sylvester, a victim of Ewing’s Sarcoma. Christopher had seen families needing to stay out of town at treatment centers that had to do without basic toiletries and entertainment for small children. He decided to start making boxes with items for personal care and small toys for children to help families cope with difficult stays during long treatments of loved ones. Christopher had made and donated 400 boxes as of January 31st, 2011. His goal has been to have at least 400 more donated in his lifetime.
Students from Collegiate DECA, Phi Beta Lambda, and the Student Leadership Council rallied together for the cause starting January 31st and ended the drive on March 4th, 2011. “This was a great opportunity for us and we are blessed to have been involved,” said William Robinson, Student Leadership Council President. “This selfless young man is leaving behind a legacy of compassion and we are honored to be a part of it.”