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‘Giving Tree’ Again Sprouts Overwhelming Generosity

Another shipment awaits delivery to holiday destination Colorfully wrapped gifts to brighten youngsters' seasonEach year, the Office of Children and Youth from Lycoming and Clinton counties compiles a list of boys and girls from needy families to receive presents from the Penn College “Giving Tree.” And each year, the agency is amazed by the generosity of the campus community. The Student Activities Office was provided with the names of more than 100 children and young adults, ranging from newborns to teenagers and developmentally challenged individuals up to 20 years of age. Unsurprisingly, the response from Penn College employees and students was overwhelming: Toys, clothing, art supplies and sporting equipment were donated in festive wrapping and in such quantity that multiple trips were required for full delivery. Thank you to all who participated in this wonderful tradition, making the holiday season a little happier forthe underprivileged. If you have any questions about the Giving Tree program or others like it, please contact Sara R. Hillis, assistant director of student activities for student services and involvement (who also provided the photos above), by emailor at ext. 4763.

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