Blinn College makes Christmas brighter for foster kids

Blinn College faculty, staff, and students have come together to make the holidays brighter for local foster children.

For the second year in a row, Blinn’s Dental Hygiene Program, Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygiene Association (SCADHA), Veterinary Technology Program, Veterinary Technology Student Organization (VTSO), Division of Technical & Community Programs, Emergency Medical Services Student Association (EMSSA), and the Division of Agricultural and Natural Sciences are fulfilling the Christmas wish lists of 38 children in the care of Child Protective Services (CPS).

Receiving just a first name and the age of each child from the local agency, participating individuals went above and beyond to provide nearly every item on the children’s wish list, said Brooke Merta, Veterinary Technology Program Administrative Assistant.

“We always have such a great participation,” Merta said. “Everyone is willing to help out during this time of the year, and it’s just a lot of fun.”
CPS collected dozens of gifts from the Post Office Campus Tuesday and will begin distributing them to the children in time for Christmas.
Blinn’s Veterinary Technology Program will continue in the spirit of giving as it partners with the Bryan Animal Center Friday, Dec. 9, at the Downtown Bryan Christmas Parade. Students will assist five to 10 dogs available for adoption from the center as they ride and walk beside the program’s float.

“All the dogs brought by the Bryan Animal Center will be up for adoption,” Merta said. “Although they cannot be adopted at the parade, people can come to the shelter later to adopt the pet of their choice.”