The Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) collected small to medium size brand-new stuffed animals throughout April to donate to first responders in Pasco and Hernando counties. PHSC employees and community members contributed 285 brand-new stuffed animals that were distributed and delivered to the Pasco and Hernando Sheriff’s offices. First responders use the donated stuffed animals to give to children in crisis situations to help them calm down.

The Association of Florida Colleges, Inc. is the professional association of Florida’s 28 public member institutions of the Florida College System, their Boards, employees, retirees and associates, and the employees of the Division of Florida Colleges. The mission of the Association is to actively promote, represent, and support members and institutions as they provide their students and the citizens of Florida with a world-class college system. One of the ways the Association fulfills its mission is by providing opportunities for and engaging in service to benefit the external community.