Contact: K.E. Schwab --
724-738-2199; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SRU ORGANIZATION EXPANDS ANNUAL
‘PROJECT CHRISTMAS ELF’ PROGRAM
ROCK, Pa. – The success of the Slippery Rock University
Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership
“Project Christmas Elf” In Butler County is allowing it
to expand this year to Lawrence County so addition needy children
can have their holiday wishes fulfilled.
program, started in 1989, allows university offices, faculty,
staff, students and organizations, as well as community
individuals, groups, schools and others to “adopt” a
needy child by agreeing to fulfill the child’s Christmas wish
list. First names, gender, clothing sizes and other details are
provided by the Salvation Army offices in Butler and New
for more than decade as a program for Butler County’s needy
children, SRU’s recent programming expansion into Lawrence
County, including its I Care House and I Care Garden on Court
Street, have allowed the Elf Project to expand into New
its inception, nearly 2,000 have had their holiday’s
brightened by the program.
interested in becoming involved is asked to call 724-738-2273 for
details or “adoption” information.
“Gather the Gifts” reception will be held from 10:30 to
12:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at the Russell Wright Alumni House with the
collected gifts then delivered to the appropriate Salvation Army
for holiday distribution.
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