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Holiday Giving Tree on campus is helping local families in need

December 6, 2011

UW-Stout is hoping to make Christmas a little merrier for local families and children.

Students in Applied Science 101 again are involved this year with UW-Stout’s Holiday Giving Tree, which supports the United Way’s Christmas for Kids program.The Stout Pre-Health Society student organization also is involved. Students delivered donation envelopes and information to academic departments in November and collected the envelopes Friday. They will purchase gifts as a class Monday, Dec. 5.


Theclass project is in collaboration with the Holiday Giving Tree, an Ally initiative of UW-Stout’s Involvement and Leadership Center. Priority is being given to purchasing gifts for families on the giving tree and to children up to age 14. More than 80 children are on the Giving Tree list.


Last year, the class project collected enough money at UW-Stout to buy gifts for more than 19 children. The campuswide effort — students, faculty and staff donations — assisted 71 children.


This year, United Way of Dunn County anticipates receiving 1,600 to 2,000 names of children in need.To assist, go to www.uwstout.edu/getinvolved and click on the Holiday Giving Tree button.



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