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FAMU alumni give back to students in need

Posted at 6:22 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 18:22:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Homecoming is a time to celebrate, but FAMU's freshman class of 1999 is taking time to give back to students in need.

Around 200 students attending FAMU are either homeless or former foster care students.

These alumni chose to give to the Dorothy Henderson Scholarship Program, a group on campus that supports students with outstanding circumstances.

Event organizer Gabrielle Albert says this was a top priority for her class.

"It was really important for us to be able to give back, and when we found out that these students are here, we really really wanted to help because college is already hard on its own, you're going through so much so you know they are true Rattlers bleeding orange and green because of their determination," said Albert.

The class gave back through an Amazon wishlist and collected gift cards.

The class of 1999 holds the single largest class endowment in FAMU history giving more than $190,000 and they are proud of it.