ASB participants collecting school supplies

Gabby Glinski, News Photographer

Wilkes Alternative Spring Break committee is holding a school supply drive for students in Costa Rica in preparation for their spring break trip.

Six students were accepted into the Alternative Spring Break program to travel to Costa Rica during the University’s spring break to complete community service projects. This year, the focus will be on working in the schools and coffee fields. The participants will be helping the students learn English and they will be building benches for the schools.

“I am an individual that believes in going above and beyond in all aspects.  When my friend Jimmy and I learned that we were accepted onto the Alternative Spring Break trip, we decided that we wanted to do more,” stated Alternative Spring Break participant Elizabeth Bracco on establishing the school supplies drive.

Through her research, Bracco concluded that the students desperately need the school supplies to improve the quality of their education.

Alternative Spring Break committee is in need of pens, pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks, and books for any age category. The school supplies collected will be given to the Costa Rican students. There is a box on the service desk in the Henry Student Center where donations can be dropped off. Any questions about donation information can be sent to Elizabeth Bracco at [email protected] or Jimmy Steigerwalt at [email protected].

The planning of the trip is finished, however students can look forward to applying to the trip next year.