By JENNA SKARLUPKA & MARCOS BROCH-MONFORT, The Proxy Report Staff
MACOMB, Illinois – With the Christmas season approaching, the Angel Tree at Western Illinois University is back open.
The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) is partnering again with the Salvation Army to collect gifts for local children in need. The OSE Volunteer Services is asking for donations for 100 children as part of this year’s project.
You can find the Angel Tree in the University Union Concourse near the food court. To participate, select an angel tag from the tree and register it at the service desk next to the Bookstore. There are angel tags for children of various ages and needs.
The tree is open to WIU students, faculty and staff and those in the Macomb community. Donors should then return new, unwrapped gifts to the Office of Student Engagement by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, on the first floor of the University Union.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree program started in 1979 and collects donations for children nationwide. Each year, it helps more than 1 million children and their families.
For more information, contact KiKi Marshall, the graduate advisor for Volunteer Services, or the OSE at 309-298-3232. You can also email Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org.