75 Homeless Children Given Halloween Costumes by Stanbridge College

Stanbridge College students and staff donated Halloween costumes to 75 homeless children in Orange County through their partnership with Illumination Foundation.
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Oct. 31, 2012 - PRLog -- Stanbridge College, a technical college that offers Masters, Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology, collected Halloween costumes and accessories and donated them to 75 homeless children in Orange County. The donations were distributed through the Family Resource Program at Illumination Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides solutions to homelessness. The children received costumes and accessories to help them trick or treat and celebrate Halloween.

“For most children, Halloween and the holidays in general, are a time filled with fun and excitement,” stated Ashley Krebs, Communications and Development Assistant at Illumination Foundation. “For children living in poverty, this time of year can be just another reminder that they are going without. By providing something as simple as a Halloween costume, Stanbridge College has given these children an opportunity to forget their circumstances and enjoy the holiday like any other child.”

The Illumination Foundation provides integrated services to the homeless and needy in Orange County. Through its housing, healthcare and outreach services, IF has supported 598 families, 899 adults and 542 children since its establishment in 2008.

Serving solutions to homelessness is one of the many focuses of Stanbridge College REACH - Beyond the Classroom™ Service Learning and Civic Engagement initiative. Stanbridge students and staff have volunteered time and raised funds for several non-profits helping homeless adults, families and veterans in Orange County. In 2011 and 2012, Stanbridge donated food and helped serve over 250 homeless people with a warm meal each month at Lighthouse Ministries in Costa Mesa.

To learn more about Stanbridge College REACH, please visit www.stanbridge.edu.

About Stanbridge College
Based in Irvine, CA, Stanbridge College is a co-educational, technical college with an annual enrollment of over 900 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge College offers Master, Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology.

In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Stanbridge College received an award from Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., as one of America's Best Technical Colleges. Stanbridge has also been named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. In 2008-2009 Stanbridge College was the recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and since 2007 it has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates in California on the NCLEX-PN nursing exam, with a 96% five year average pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949) 794-9090.
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