This holiday season, the Faculty Association at GRCC partnered with Hope Network’s Developmental Adolescent Treatment (DART) Program to donate gifts for the children they serve. The DART Program is a residential treatment program for children ages 8-18 years old with severe developmental and behavioral disorders. The program works with the children to teach them therapeutic coping techniques, as well as individual and independent living skills. As a residential program, the children live at the facility full-time, including the holidays.
The GRCC Faculty Association sponsored two children from this program, a 13-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. Faculty members Katie VanderMeer and Christina McElwee organized a gofundme account to collect funds. Overall, GRCC Faculty donated over $650 for the two children and the DART program.
After two days of intense shopping, Professor McElwee was able to complete the wish lists of both children and purchase additional items from the DART Program Wish List.
A huge thank you to GRCC faculty for helping to make this holiday season special for the Hope Network DART Program.