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SUROTC Corps of Sponsors sets up food kiosk,
targets incarcerated and orphans as beneficiaries

by Shay Du | December 5, 2022

The Corps of Sponsors of the Silliman University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (SUROTC) opened a temporary food kiosk at the Ausejo Hall on Nov. 17 to raise funds for their Christmas outreach program. 

Beneficiaries of the program include the incarcerated people at the Dumaguete City Jail and the orphans of the Casa Esperanza of Angels Foundation.

The kiosk opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. on all weekdays except Wednesdays. 

Earnings from the kiosk will be used to buy hygiene kits and clothing for the incarcerated people, while the children from Casa Esperanza will receive food. The Corps of Sponsors also planned to organize programs for the beneficiaries. 

“Since it’s a Christmas activity, I think there’s going to be forms of entertainment there and prizes even,” said Lynnette Layon, president of the Corps of Sponsors. “Just to bring smiles [to] their faces.”

While the fundraising this time around is for the Christmas outreach, the initiative may continue next semester. 

The Corps of Sponsors also intended to implement more projects throughout the rest of the school year. 

Layon expressed that while these projects cannot be revealed yet, she hopes the public will stay tuned for the organization’s future events.

The fundraising will end on Dec. 2.

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