Staff Council

Joy of Giving 2021

Making Spirits Bright for More Than 25 Years

(Formerly University's Needy Children Program)

Joy of Giving LogoThe University Farm pavilion can be downright freezing on any given blustery winter day.  But every second week of December for the last 25 plus years, the pavilion is filled with nothing but light, smiles, and warmth.  The campus community, with assistance from Butte County Children's Services Division and other community entities come together each year to ensure that dozens of local children receive gifts to brighten and enhance their holiday season experience.

In 2021, Staff Council purchased grocery gift cards, which were then distributed to each of the families, along with their gifts. The total money raised for gift cards over the last 25 years reaches upwards of a staggering $100,000! With over 1,900 families in Butte County adopted by program participants over that quarter century, over 4,800 children have benefited from the spirit of giving.

The tradition continued in December of 2021 as Staff Council's Service Projects Committee launched their Joy of Giving (formerly UNCP) program for the 31st time!  Project coordinators, Rachelle Sousa and Jana McQueen served 47 families, including 93 children.  

All wrapped presents were delivered to the University farm.  A reception was held with entertainment by the Yule Logs.

Chico State Staff Council's Joy of Giving is truly the star of light on top of the holiday season.

Please enjoy this video from behind the scenes of the 2020 Joy of Giving Program.

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