NIC's BPA chapter supports Special Olympics through cell phone campaign

The North Idaho College chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) participated in a statewide BPA community service project collecting used cell phones as a benefit for Special Olympics.
Through NIC and Idaho State University’s “Turn Old into Gold” used cell phone campaign, the Idaho BPA State Officer team was able to present Idaho Special Olympics a check for $1,633. The award presentation was made at the annual BPA State Leadership Conference in Boise March 3 by state officers, which include Morgan Purvis of NIC who serves as vice president. Purvis is originally from St. Maries and now lives in Rathdrum.
NIC’s BPA chapter continues to collect used cell phones to benefit the Special Olympics program, which receives an average of $9 for each working cell phone donated. The funds will benefit the Olympics program, education for special needs kids and various grants and special programs for the children.
In addition to making a donation to Special Olympics, RMS Communications Group will remanufacture the phones to be donated to women’s domestic violence shelters, fire fighters and various other organizations.
Donation boxes have been set up throughout the community, including inside NIC’s McLain Hall, the Lake City Playhouse and St. Maries High School. 
Information: (208) 769-3264.

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NIC Business and Office Technology Instructor and BPA Adviser Kathie O’Brien, (208) 769-3264

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006

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