Dawn Career Institute Fights Hunger this Holiday Season

WILMINGTON, DEL. (Jan. 6, 2010) — Dawn Career Institute (DCI), a cornerstone of Wilmington, Del., is not only committed to education, but also to enriching the welfare of its surrounding community. In a season when many individuals and families feel the strain of going without, Dawn Career Institute faculty and staff recognize that the need for giving has never been larger.

"The need in the community is great, and we’re so pleased to be able to offer some much-needed relief to families and individuals in our community," said Chief Marketing Officer Jena Zapata.

This year, DCI collaborated with the Delaware Food Bank, a statewide nonprofit organization, to help fight hunger. DCI held its third annual food drive from November 1 through December 30. DCI helped stock the food bank’s shelves by greatly exceeding their 500-item goal.

The donations were spurred by healthy competition at the school. DCI created teams of academics and administrators, with the team who donated the most receiving a fully catered dinner. Each team faced weekly check-ins to help stay motivated. Donations included toothpaste, canned vegetables, peanut butter and pasta. All of the donations went toward helping the Delaware Food Bank feed its approximately 17,500 weekly visitors.

DCI’s New Beginnings Spa sponsored their own food drive by offering discounts on products and services such as massages, facials and waxing to individuals who brought in two canned goods. “We are not just educating students,” said New Beginnings Spa manager Debbie Frazier. “We are caring about the surrounding community as a whole.”

Since 1976, DCI has strived to improve the Wilmington community one graduate at a time. This winter, they improved the Wilmington community one canned good at a time.

About Dawn Career Institute

Dawn Career Institute is a career education institution based in Wilmington, Del., with online program options also available. Dawn Career Institute offers programs in some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields: healthcare, wellness and business. Dawn Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
For more information, visit www.DawnCareerInstitute.edu.

Contact: Stefanie Roselle
Phone: (302) 633-9075
Email: sroselle@dawncareerinstitute.edu

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