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University Needy Children Holiday Program Packages Joy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Social workers make suggestions of the families most in need and then pick up and deliver the gifts to the families. In addition to gifts for every child in the family, the family receives a gift certificate that they can use for food.
The Staff Council begins fund-raising early in the fall to provide money for the gift certificates. Campus departments, a total of 70 this year, adopt families and buy gifts for the children.
“Even in these economic hard times, the campus pulled through again with generous donations,” said Dana Francis, chair of the event. “When I was growing up, I never wanted for gifts or food, so it touches my heart to be able to give to children who are in need. I especially like that most every department supplies things like warm coats and pajamas. It is a wonderful program.”