Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Campus Librarian and Student Services Advisor
Both campuses held book drives from October through December, with the Dallas Campus collecting 1,101 books and the Fort Worth Campus collecting 1,154 books, totaling an impressive 2,255 donated books for children.
The books were donated to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC), an organization that provides exceptional care to thousands of local children every year. TSRHC does not receive state or federal funding; the hospital relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations, and corporations to continue its mission.
Dallas Campus President Skip Walls said, “The faculty and staff of Remington College – Dallas Campus takes the responsibility of giving back to those in need very seriously. To the extent we are now a non-profit, charitable organization, we feel that our involvement in philanthropic endeavors like the book drive is simply one more way for us to meet our charter by bringing a small measure of joy to children who seek healing from Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.”
Pharmacy Technician student Patty Carranza holds a special place for Scottish Rite Hospital, because her daughter was once a patient there. “My daughter was treated for scoliosis at Scottish Rite, and it’s good to know these books are going to the kids there,”said Patty.
This annual event will continue at Remington College, thanks to the generous students and employees of both the Dallas and Fort Worth campuses who make it happen each year.