Virginia College Hosts Open House And Toy/Food Drive

Monday, December 2, 2013

Virginia College School of Business and Health in Chattanooga will host a friends and family open house for former, current and prospective students and the community this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the campus located at 721 Eastgate Loop Road. 

While learning about the educational opportunities available to Chattanooga-area students at Virginia College, attendees are also invited to help spread holiday cheer and give back to the community by collecting Toys for Tots and non-perishable items for local families in need. 

Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy and/or a non-perishable food item to be donated to Toys for Tots and food banks in the area. This event is part of a nationwide effort taking place on 31 campuses in 10 states including Virginia College, Ecotech Institute and Golf Academy of America, all career schools owned by Education Corporation of America, to support those in need during the holiday season.

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