Story and photos by Karen Ramirez
The KLBC Radio Association at LBCC hosted a fundraiser Wednesday, Nov. 8, to benefit homeless students.
Students and everyone else were encouraged to buy tickets for an opportunity drawing on the LAC, Thursday, Nov. 15, during the Pajama Jam.
Record company owner Thomas Eliff of Mojo King Music, who was not at the fundraiser, donated a basket with $80 worth of merchandise to be raffled at the Pajama Jam. His son, Robert Eliff, 19, a digital media arts major, said donating a basket was for a good cause.
“We don’t just give merchandise away. But we were happy to do it,” Eliff said.
Erika Navarro, 25, a communications major, also donated a basket full of art and crafts supplies to be raffled for the drawing.
“I love arts and crafts. And if someone can bid on it, it’s for a good cause,” Navarro said.
In addition, KCTY, sister station of KLBC, also is raising funds for the homeless. Station adviser Ken Borgers said clubs and school departments are competing to raise most money. The group that raises most money will be given an award and a plaque at the Associated Student Body banquet at the end of the semester.
Brenda Green, Student Senate Representative for KLBC, said “100 percent of the donations are going to our students. Our goal is to at least raise $200 to $300. We want to at least help one student.”
The We Care Foundation is helping coordinate the funding distribution.