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April 30, 2014

CAAT�s in a Box event raises money, food items for those less fortunate



As part of the fourth annual CAAT’s in a Box event held in the parking lot of Cowley College’s W.S. Scott Auditorium and the parking lot of Community National Bank in Winfield, Cowley College students collected four large boxes of food and raised $312 in donations.

The food and money raised will be donated to the five meal ministries in Arkansas City and Winfield. 

Eighty one students took part in the event. The students were made up of individuals in the Social Science Department and Humanities Department as well as those in CAAT and ACES (Academic Civic Engagement through Service).

Students that stayed the entire night in a box got a brief taste of the struggles the homeless experience.

“This was a good opportunity to bring awareness about local poverty,” CAAT sponsor Tabitha Farley said.

Along with the students, Farley praised the work done by ACES coordinator James Fry, as well as that of technical director of theatre Jamison Rhoads and assistant technical director of theatre Stuart Parman.

She also thanked the local newspapers, radio stations, and the college’s maintenance and grounds crew for their help with the event.