Brief: CCC launches annual ‘Giving Tree’

Natalie Engler

On Friday, Nov. 4, the Giving Tree Project will go up in the following locations: the Alpha Phi house, Catholic Campus Center at WU (17th and Jewell), International House, Leadership Institute, Nursing Department, Radiology Department, Residential Living, Student Recreation and Wellness Center and Washburn Student Government Association.

The theme this year is ‘Tis the Season for Merciful Hearts. This project, created by Catholic Campus Center, was put into place to help benefit children of Topeka who are in need during the holidays. The children range in age from newborn to 12. This project offers Washburn students, faculty and staff the opportunity to come to the assistance of area children and their families during the holiday season.

Participants are asked to pick a tag for either boy or girl, or if they wish two or more, then turn in their unwrapped gifts with the angel tag attached to one of the nine locations before noon Dec. 2.

The organizations being contributed have requested the gifts not be wrapped.The gifts will be delivered to Let’s Help, Door Step and The Topeka Rescue Mission on Dec. 2.

Students are asked to direct their questions to Courtney Holthaus or Patti Lyon at 785-233-2204 or email [email protected] and type Giving Tree on the subject line.