K.E. Schwab -- 724-738-2199; e-mail:
ROCK UNIVERSITY PLANS 16TH ANNUAL ‘PROJECT
BENEFIT UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN IN BUTLER, LAWRENCE
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Project Christmas Elf, now in its
16th year of helping underprivileged Butler and Lawrence
county children, kicks off Wednesday [Nov. 10] with a goal of
providing Christmas presents to 300 this year in a program
organized by the university’s Institute for Community,
Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership.
program, begun as part of SRU’s 1889 bicentennial celebration
is estimated by some to have provided nearly $250,000 in toys and
clothing, now obtains names from the Salvation Army chapters in
Butler and New Castle then provides the child’s wish list to
individuals, campus offices, departments, organizations and
community groups for filling. Last year, the University and
community provided Christmas to some 250 needy children in the
gifts will be gathered from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the
Russell Wright Alumni House for delivery to the Salvation Army for
year, the university and community provided Christmas to some 250
needy children in the region.
interested in “adopting” a child for the 2004 holiday
are asked to call 724-738-2273 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays
through Fridays before Nov. 24.
WPN, PR, PT,S