Bay College/LSSU Regional Chapter Business Professionals of America Students Host “Warm Coats for Warm Hearts” Campaign


Announcing the Bay College and LSSU Regional Chapter of Business Professionals of America annual “Warm Coats for Warm Hearts” campaign which collects coats for those in need in Delta County.  This student driven campaign runs for two weeks starting Monday, December 4 - Monday, December 18.  Collection boxes are located throughout Delta County at these participating businesses: Elmer’s County Market, Pat’s Foods IGA (Gladstone), Integra First Federal Credit Union (Powers), Mobil (Gladstone), and on the Bay College Escanaba Campus in the HUB during business hours.

“Being a member of BPA and being a part of this campaign is a way for us to give back to the community that supports us,” says Tregan Lippens, Bay College student pursuing an Associates in Liberal Arts and BPA Vice President. “BPA is a national student organization that’s based on three pillars: community service, leadership, and developing workplace skills.”

At the end of the two weeks, these coats will be distributed to the Tri-County Safe Harbor, Salvation Army, and low-income families at Sand Hill Townhouses.  Any size coat, or other winter gear (scarves, gloves, hats, snow pants), is welcome, from infant to adult.  While new items are preferred, lightly used items are appreciated.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact: Griffin Johnson at (906) 399-3048 or email griffin.johnson_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE. To learn more about Business Professionals of America, please visit  To learn how you can help sponsor the BPA student club, please email

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Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a national student organization based on three pillars, community service, leadership/professional development, and developing workplace skills through business competitions. Through these key categories, students can challenge themselves to improve not only as a student but as a person as well through both the state leadership conference and the national leadership conference, students put to the test their skills that they have learned both in and out of the classroom.