In the news: IC students donate to charity drive


Illinois College students donated a ton of stuff as part of a Chuck It for Charity drive.


Two thousand pounds of clothing, furniture, small appliances with cords, basic household items, school supplies, books and unopened personal hygiene items.

And 313 pounds of nonperishable food items, too.

The overwhelming response came about through a collaborative effort led by Lori Large Oldenettel, coordinator of community engagement and service at Illinois College, and freshman Megan Prough of Carrollton.

Oldenettel shaped it loosely around what other colleges and universities had done.
Prough is in the leadership program at Illinois College and needed volunteer hours. Her advisor suggested she meet with Oldenettel.

“From then on, we’ve been working nonstop on it,” she said.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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