BRTC SGA provides 115 gifts for children

The BRTC Student Government Association provided toys and gifts to BRTC students’ children on Dec. 6.

For the sixth year, the Black River Technical College Day of Caring, in partnership with BRTC’s Student Government Association (SGA), provided toys and gifts to BRTC students’ children.

On Dec. 6, current BRTC students on both campuses in Pocahontas and Paragould were able to choose a toy or gift for each child living in their household, and 115 toys and gifts were given away.

In addition, each student who attended the event was entered into a drawing. Two students on the Pocahontas campus won a child’s bike, and one student on the Paragould campus received an ONN Surf tablet. The prizes for the drawings were provided by two generous BRTC employees.

Lisa Parks, BRTC Instructor and one of the event coordinators said: “It’s always rewarding to be part of the BRTC Day of Caring. I’ve heard students say they were worried about providing Christmas gifts for their children, and, thanks to BRTC, they were able to have presents under their tree. It’s just nice sharing that Christmas spirit within the BRTC community. What’s great about this project is it’s not just for our students with children of their own, but BRTC students can also come shop for their younger siblings.”

For more information about SGA, visit students/student-life/student-organizations/student-government -association-sga. For more information about BRTC, visit

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