News Release

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Western Technical College Supervisory Management students are collecting non-food donations for local pantries as part of their Team Building and Problem Solving class. The collection is part of a Service Learning Project, which combines community involvement with continued education.

Collection boxes will be available now through Friday, Oct. 9 at the following four Western Technical College Regional Learning Centers:
Black River Falls, 808 Red Iron Rd.
Independence, 36084 Walnut St.
Mauston, 1000 College Ave.
Tomah, 120 E. Milwaukee St.

Area residents are encouraged to donate items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper, diapers, and feminine hygiene products in order to help provide those in need with some essentials for daily living.

“Western encourages using service-learning projects in all of its courses,” said Brandee Ortery, Supervisory Management instructor. “Even courses like Team Building and Problem Solving can benefit from a community service component. It gives students real world experience as well as a connection to their community.”

For details on the project or if interested in a corporate donation please contact Brandee Ortery at 608.374.7700. For information on Western Technical College programs and services, visit or call 608.785.9200.