Students promote sweet idea to raise money for mental health education

AUGUSTA, GA – Students in the Augusta University College of Education’s Department of Counselor Education, Leadership and Research will raise money to promote mental health by celebrating Valentine’s Day through Candy Grams.

For $3 (or two for $5), members of Chi Sigma Iota, the counseling honor society, will deliver a candy gram to your friend, family, loved one, or favorite professor on Summerville campus the week of Feb. 11 and 12.

“Communicating the value of people is important for relationships. Honoring them with a candy gram is a fun, new tradition that allows you to do that,” said Alfredo Perez, president of Chi Sigma Iota.

A flower and some candy will accompany the message of your choice. Members of CSI will deliver the candy grams to the recipient at the start of their class. Buyers should have their recipients’ classroom location, time, course name, and professors’ email. Buyers can search the course catalog for more information if they know the course name and time at:

Orders will be taken on Feb. 2-4, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Augusta University JSAC and in Science Hall. If you can’t make those times, email CSI President Alfredo Perez at for assistance.

Proceeds benefit Chi Sigma Iota and future projects related community mental health.

For more information regarding the candy gram sale, contact Alfredo Perez at

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