Underneath his red suit, Santa Claus on Dec. 10 will be
wearing the green and gold of Grossmont College.
On that evening, the EOPS Department will host its 13th
annual ASGC/EOPS and CARE holiday party for special
Grossmont students and their children at the Student Center
The party guests are enrolled in the Cooperative Agencies
Resources for Education (CARE) program for full-time
students who are single heads of households. They have
re-entered college to learn marketable skills to become
self-sufficient and financially independent.
At the invitation of EOPS, faculty and staff have been
making donations of gifts and money through the Marine
Corps’ popular “Toys for Tots” program. Chief party
organizer is Pat Murray of EOPS, a longtime advocate of the
project. Diane Do of AOJ is orchestrating a special program
in which children at the party will receive “identification
kits” created by an AOJ fingerprinting class. Michael Perez
is the expert bicycle locator.
An ASGC grant of $2,000 is funding much of the party,
including an Italian dinner for guest families. And the ASGC
extends the campus “food drive” to the EOPS/CARE families.
Food that is donated is packaged and given to the