Scottsdale Community College – Artie Has Heart 2015

Scottsdale Community College – Artie Has Heart 2015


Today is SCC’s third annual Artie Has Heart. We have about 250 Volunteers. Mostly students, a few employees, who are going out into roughly fifteen different locations in our community to meet their need through service. We are thrilled to have Scottsdale Community College here today packing with us. Our nonprofit was started over 25 years ago. The guy who started it went to Honduras and he saw starving kids and he thought, “I gotta do something about this,” so he partnered with Cargill and General Mills and we’ve been packing the same formula ever since. Four different ingredients that create that full feeling in kids’ bellies. I love it. Last semester I actually did an intern with them and one of the countries that they’re helping support was actually one where my one sister was from and so I just love working here, knowing that I’m helping other children. Scottsdale Community College helped us today to provide services to many needy and homeless members They helped us to create hygiene and cosmetic packs. Shampoo, conditioners, hair combs, toothbrushes, you know, all the essentials that we normally use on a daily basis that they don’t have access to. As far as the cosmetic packs, it’s just makeup. We give it away to the moms in the Family Evening Meal and they really love getting it, you know ’cause they don’t always get to buy themselves something. Oh, my God, it’s absolutely amazing. So, the thing about it is getting real-world experience. And I feel like for us, it makes us a better fit for society, once we graduate college. And SCC has provided a lot of that for us as students, and it’s absolutely amazing. Ultimately, I think that the thing we most hope students will get out of this experience today is the desire to do it again.

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