MGC Project Gets GDOL Backing | Arts & Culture
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is providing support for a Middle Georgia College of Cochran community service project aimed at raising public awareness to the number of unemployed workers in Georgia and the nation.
Latest figures show that a total of 432,487 residents of Georgia were unemployed in February, while 12.8 million were jobless in the U.S.
The project, created by the college’s Student Art League, is called “Will Work for Empty Wallets.” The students are soliciting aid from businesses, churches, schools, and community organizations to sponsor events to collect used, empty wallets to be donated to the project. The students plan to build a sculpture of a large American flag out of the wallets. The wallets will serve as a reminder to “pay it forward” and help unemployed workers. Click here for more on the story.