Faculty, staff and students donate time and gifts to underprivileged children in Carbon County

Angel Tree project deemed another success
Posted Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 6:18pm

Another holiday season approaches and another successful Angel Tree project to assist children in Carbon County comes to an end as 50 children will have six gifts each under their Christmas tree on Dec. 25.

According to Terry Johnson, USU Eastern SUN Center director, the United Way of Southeastern Utah provides the names of 50 underprivileged children with their Santa Claus wish list. Each item on the list is written on the back of an angel card and placed on a Christmas tree in the lobby of the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center the first of November.

Students, staff and faculty spent the past month taking the angels from the tree and buying the requested gifts for the children. They bring the gifts back to the SUN Center and Johnson, Vicki Kulow and Judy Bartholomew plus the SUN Center volunteers wrap each gift. The gifts will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Lots of bikes were requested by the children, and Johnson smiled as he said he became an expert putting bikes together. He also expressed what a worthwhile and fun this project is.

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