From DECA with Love
April 11, 2011
On Thursday, April, 7, 2011, Bay State Collegiate DECA members, Kamia Grey-Anderson, Kate Camarda, Ossie Latham, and Milton Guardado delivered a gift basket of donations to Rosie’s Place.
Rosie’s Place is a shelter for women who have been in troubling situations and are beginning to turn their lives around. The shelter offers them a place to sleep, freshen up, and get a well cooked meal. Rosie’s Place has a strong reputation of helping women maintain their dignity and establish a better life.
“This is the second consecutive year DECA has selected Rosie’s,” said Elena Swain, advisor of DECA’s Bay State College chapter. “The staff told the students that they were the first college to support Rosie’s Place. They were surprised and immediately felt a special connection with the shelter. The decision to do it again this year was easy.”
The project was co-chaired by Kate Camarda and Kamia Grey-Anderson. Donations included: shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other personal items as well as two checks totaling $150. Staff members at the shelter were grateful and appreciated DECA’s donation. If you would like to make a personal donation, Rosie’s is located in Roxbury on 889 Harrison Avenue. They accept cash, food, and clothing.
About Bay State College
Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for professional careers and increasing levels of higher education. Bay State College accomplishes this mission by providing a learning environment where teaching excellence and student services are blended to support the uniqueness of individual students, preparing them to achieve their full potential as ethically and socially aware citizens. For the second consecutive year, Bay State College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
DECA is a business organization that prepares emerging leaders by encouraging competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Through these values, students gain real-life business experience and professional networking to benefit them and their desired career choice.