“We get a good feeling from helping kids who wouldn’t otherwise get what they wanted,” said Noemi Rivera, a Student Life worker and psychology major.
Lorain County Community College’s Student Life is hosting their annual Angel Tree Program. Since 2003, Student Life has teamed up with The Salvation Army to bring Christmas gifts to children whose families are unable to afford them.
The program consists of households signing up at The Salvation Army in Elyria with the name of the gift their children would like for the holidays. With this information, Student Life hangs paper angels on a Christmas tree located on the second floor of the College Center. Students and faculty at LCCC are welcome to take an angel off the tree, buy the listed gift on the individual angel, and return the purchased gift to the office of Student Life. It is asked that the gifts be returned unwrapped, along with the “Angel Tag”.
Last year, the Angel Tree began with 50 Angel Tags and ended with more than 100 Christmas gifts.
“A lot of times people don’t think of others during the holidays; those who don’t have the finances to provide gifts for their kids,” said Charles Nichols, a Student Life worker and organizational provision major. “So our goal this year is to provide for the community.”
For those interested in sponsoring an Angel, Student Life asks that Angel Tags and their gifts be returned no later than Monday, Dec. 8.
For more information, contact Student Life at (440) 366-4036 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.