With a worthwhile mission of providing gifts for children in need this Christmas, the Sigma Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) has kicked off its 2011 Angel Tree project.

 

With a worthwhile mission of providing gifts for children in need this Christmas, the Sigma Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) has kicked off its 2011 Angel Tree project.
This annual undertaking is sponsored by PTK, with tremendous support from PCCUA faculty, staff, students, and area residents. PTK sponsor Dr. Tarsha Smith said this year’s Angel Tree project includes nearly 60 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.
“Our ‘angels’ are children from local school districts who have been indicated as having specific needs and have expressed their ‘wants’ via letters to Santa,” said Dr. Smith. “These angels come from homes that run the very real risk of not being able to have these things for the holidays.”
Smith says PCCUA and the community can help by sponsoring angels through four easy steps: 1) Go to the PCCUA Administration Building and select an angel from the Angel Tree; 2) Let either LaTonya Starks or Kimberly Light Simpson in the Admissions Office know which angel you (or you and your group) have chosen; 3) Purchase the things that the angel has listed in the wants and needs columns; and 4) Bring the unwrapped items to the Admissions Office.
Smith noted that PTK will be accepting cash donations for those who may feel that sponsoring an angel is too much or for those who may not have the time to shop. The donations will be used to help fulfill as many requests as are needed.
The Angel Tree gifts must be received in the Admissions Office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 14.