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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • PCCUA sponsors Angel Tree

  • PCCUA organizations sponsoring annual Angel Tree project for children Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas needs Santa's helpers this Christmas to help provide gifts to children in our community who are less fortunate. This week, PCCUA kicks off its annual Angel Tree project, which is co-sponsored by the PCCUA Helena chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the Book Club and the Student Activities Committee.
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  • PCCUA organizations sponsoring annual Angel Tree project for children Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas needs Santa's helpers this Christmas to help provide gifts to children in our community who are less fortunate. This week, PCCUA kicks off its annual Angel Tree project, which is co-sponsored by the PCCUA Helena chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the Book Club and the Student Activities Committee. “This year, our angels' are children from local school districts who have been indicated by their teachers and administrators as having specific needs and have expressed their 'wants' via letters to Santa,” said PCCUA PTK sponsor Dr. Tarsha Smith. “These angels come from homes that run the very real risk of not being able to have these things for the holidays.” This year's Angel Tree list includes 80 angels hanging from the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Administration Building at PCCUA. Those who want to help out are asked to look over the list and see if they will be able to sponsor an angel. Those who feel that the task is too great to handle alone can get a group together to sponsor an angel. To take part, follow three easy steps. Go to the Administration Building and select an angel from the Angel Tree. Then, let either Latonya Starks or Kimberly Light Simpson in the PCCUA Registrar's Office, or Dr. Tarsha Smith (via e-mail at tsmith@pccua.edu ), know which angel(s) you (or you and your group) have chosen. Finally, purchase the things that the angel has listed in the wants and needs columns, wrap them, and take them to the Registrar's Office, along with the angel ornament from the tree. If you would like to bring them unwrapped, the sponsoring clubs will have a wrapping party to wrap them for you. “If you feel that sponsoring an angel is too much, or you just don't have the time to shop, we will be accepting donations,” said Smith. “These donations will be used to help fulfill as many of these requests as we can.” Please make checks payable to PCCUA and write “Angel Tree” in the memo line. Any questions about donations or participating in this project should be referred to Smith at (870) 816-6776.
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