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JCCC United Way workplace campaign donations top $20,000 mark 

The JCCC United Way workplace campaign began Nov. 4; more than 70 employees donated a combined total of $21,284.61.

College employees that donated may designate part or all of their contribution to one or more United Way agencies, or “write-in” a designation (must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency within 100 miles of the Kansas City area). Payroll deduction does not begin until January 2014.

First-time donors to United Way in the KC area who contributed $1 per week ($52 or more) or returning United Way donors who increased their pledge by $1 per week for this year’s campaign donation will have a chance to win a 2013 Harley Davidson Fat Bob.

Adopt a family through Student 

Senate’s JCCC Gives program 

JCCC Gives, hosted by student senate, is seeking caring individuals, organizations and offices to “adopt” students, faculty and staff in need.

A Giving Tree has been set up in COM 309 and COM 322, and anyone interested in helping can pick the person and gifts he or she would like to donate. The Giving Trees will be available through Thursday, Dec. 5.

For more information, contact Mindy Kinnaman, manager of student life and leadership development, at or by calling 913-469- 3534.

JCCC Muslim Student Association 

presents Poetic Vision Tour 

The JCCC Muslim Student Association will present the Poetic Vision Tour from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in GEB 233.

Tickets are $5 for students at the college or $10 for the general public and may be purchased online.

A tour representing music in a unique way, the Poetic Vision Tour firmly believes that darkness is simply the absence of light and thus the best way to diminish the darkness is to fill that space with vibrant, introspective, and spiritual tunes. Performers are Raef, Saad Omar and Ms. Latifah.

Baked goods and appetizers will be sold before the event to enjoy during the performance.

Compiled by Farhin Lilywala, news editor,

The Campus Ledger

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