By Madison Salter / Staff Writer
The cards for kids event filled the PCC’s Student Union with smiles, laughs and ‘80s music on Thursday Oct. 10. LBCC students made cards, origami figures and signs for sick children at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Stickers and glitter were on hand for additional decorations.
Teryn Wandick, 17, a nursing major, said, “I just wanted to do something nice.” Wandick wrote a poem on the inside of his card which read, “Roses are red. Violets are blue. Who is the most awesome person in the world? Guess what? It’s you!”
Edgar Portilla, 21, an electrical engineering major, said, “I just recently started making origami. With practice it gets easier.” Portilla assisted fellow students Jesus Almaraz, 19, a political science major, and Jose Ponce, 20, a fashion merchandising major, as they all focused on creating the paper figures.
Students involved in the Viking volunteer program were able to receive service hours for making cards. Each card was worth one hour of service, and students were allowed to make up to three cards. The LAC Nordic Lounge had its day of glitter, stickers, and smiles on Wednesday Oct. 9. Students had the option to donate blood as well as make cards. Telia Roberson, the LAC Student Life volunteer coordinator, said the cards for kids event was a success on both campuses. Roberson delivered the cards to a Miller Children’s Hospital representative on Friday, Oct. 11.