Release Date: December 10, 2012

Staff Senate collects holiday gifts for local children


The Giving Tree collection party was held in the Buell Building atrium on Dec. 6 to bring to a conclusion the collection of gifts for local children.

The Community Outreach Committee of the LTU Staff Senate held its annual Giving Tree collection party on Dec. 6 to bring together all the gifts donated by the campus community. The gifts collected at LTU were transferred to the Southfield Goodfellows’ warehouse for distribution.

ARAMARK donated delicious hot cocoa and sugar cookies to the collection party that concluded the annual collection effort.

This year LTU was allocated 100 tags by the Southfield Goodfellows for children ages 17 and under.  Gift suggestions were listed on each tag so everyone had an idea of what the girls and boys would like to receive for Christmas.

Everyone in the LTU community was encouraged to give a little to make Christmas merry and bright for a local child.  Participants included staff, students, and faculty.  Student organizations, fraternities and sororities pulled together to sponsor a child or two.

“It’s all about giving from within the heart and making a positive difference,” said Dorrie Frontera of the Dean of Students office who co-chaired the Giving Tree collection with Martha Thompson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Other members of the Community Outreach Committee who worked on the Giving Tree were Tammy Botzen of the College of Engineering dean’s office; Bridgett Bailiff of the Department of Civil Engineering; Donna Kress of the College of Management dean’s office; and Marilyn Wiseman of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

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