The University of Phoenix Idaho campus believes it’s critically important to be a contributing member of the community. In 2010, we kicked off the holiday season by sending 25 of our staff to help with the Thanksgiving Food Box Program through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday, November 23. Our team spent 3 hours handing out turkeys to those in need. In total, that day alone, Society of St. Vincent de Paul handed out 780 turkeys! It was a cold morning, but such a great opportunity for our team to really help people in need. It reminded us how much we have to be thankful for as we move into a season of Thanksgiving and joy. We plan to do this again next year!
In December, we will continue what has become an annual event for us – a partnership with Computers for Kids to help the Treasure Valley recycle old computers! Over the past two years, the University has helped keep the holidays green by collecting 16 tons of used computers and equipment that was refurbished and put into the hands of children across the state of Idaho! This year’s drive runs Monday December 20 – Thursday December 30. The community can drop off their old computers Monday – Thursday at the University of Phoenix Campus at 1422 Tech Lane in Meridian or at Computers for Kids at 8540 W. Elisa in Boise. Secure Data Sanitization will wipe all computer hard drives to ensure personal information is fully erased. Upon request, SDS can provide a certificate of proof (a $10 fee for this service is required). For $50 SDS can also provide a full back up of information if requested. Receipts will be provided for tax donation purposes.
Also beginning November 28, the University begins what it hopes will be a new tradition: free gift wrapping for all University of Phoenix and Axia College students! It’s just one more way we are helping to take the stress off of the season so we can focus on what really matters.