A Christmas Story Via Social Media

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I serve as the spokesperson for American Career College and West Coast University. On Friday I came across this public post on Facebook from a woman who lives in Chino, saying that she had paid for the gas of a stranded student in American Career College scrubs:

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I reached out to her on Facebook to say thank you, and asked for her address so we could send a thank you note and repay her kindness (but we planned to do much more than that). It turns out that Staci is unemployed, but still found it in her heart to buy gas for the stranded student.

ACC President Tom McNamara hand wrote a thank you card for Staci. Vice President for Student Success Susan Pailet and her team began to gather some ACC items to assemble a basket of goodies. Working with the ACC Ontario campus team, we assembled the basket with gas cards, some ACC branded items and a big box of See’s candy. Susan also bought stuffed animals for her two children.

After a meeting in Ontario yesterday, Susan and I drove to Staci’s house to deliver the thank you in person. Unfortunately, she was not home, but we left it on her porch. This is what she wrote to us when she found it upon her return home:

“I just wanted to reach out and say thank you to all of you for the wonderful blessing I found on my porch today. My kids loved their toys and they were very excited to see a present on our porch when we arrived home. I never expected a random gesture of kindness from one stranger to another to be so fulfilling. This whole experience has taught my children a good lesson this Christmas about giving and being kind to others. Despite that we may not have everything, we are still so rich in our hearts. Thank you again and happy holidays to all of you.” -Staci


Staci also took to Instagram and posted these photos:

















































Thank you, Staci for the kindness you showed to that ACC student! You are the perfect example of what it means to show compassion to others and I am happy you posted about it on Facebook.