Tis the season for care at WGTC


Members of the Bowdon Area United Christian Ministries sort canned goods given by WGTC’s Project CARE. 

Each year, the West Georgia Technical College family to comes together to help their own who are in need of assistance during the holiday season.

The West Georgia Technical College Foundation’s initiative Project CARE will help 34 families during this holiday season with over $9,800 in funds and over 11,000 cans of food given to those in need.

“The student and employees at West Georgia Technical College have such a wonderful spirit of giving,” said President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “We are fortunate to have such a compassionate atmosphere at the College.”

Project CARE is the community assistance initiative of the West Georgia Technical College Foundation to help students and employees with their basic needs. It consists of both financial assistance and a food pantry to help students, faculty and staff.

Assistance is open to current students, faculty and staff of West Georgia Technical College. Families in need can apply for assistance through Project CARE. The Foundation raises funds for Project CARE year-round through employee contributions, cake auctions and other fundraisers.

In addition to giving assistance to those within the College, the canned goods collected from Project CARE are also given to local community organizations such as Tallapoosa Community Christian Council and Bowdon Area United Christian Ministries, an association of churches in the Bowdon area ministering to families in need in the community for more than 10 years. LaGrange Personal Aid received assistance from the Project CARE food pantry last year.

“Project CARE has proven to be one of the most important initiatives we have at West Georgia Technical College,” said Dr. Sullivan. “We are fortunate to have the support of the community as well as the inspiring generosity from our students and employees for this initiative.”

West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties, class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, and a virtual learning campus, offers over 115 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is the third largest of the state’s 25 technical colleges.

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