Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We're better than just 16 percent

Sixteen percent of the Lee University student body has packaged Operation Christmas Child boxes over the past ten years, according to figures provided in an e-mail JustReLEEsed this morning by Dr. Mike Hayes, assistant vice president of student life.

Hayes wrote that 7,484 boxes had been collected at Lee in the last decade.

According to statistics provided at the Lee University website, the combined student enrollment of the last decade (not including 2008) reaches 39,476.

It stands that an approximate mean of 748 boxes are gathered at Lee annually for the Operation Christmas Child program. A percentage of that number includes freshmen who assemble to create boxes in Gateway classes. One must also account for any students who contributed more than one box for the season.

Lee can do a better job collecting boxes than just 16 percent. In fact, Lee must do better.

Give to a stranger this Christmas; take some extra time this week and make a box to send to a child. Visit the OCC website for details. You'll find further instructions in the above e-mail.

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