November 26, 2012

Sara Lynn McCall

Annual Holiday Helper Project Continues Through Dec. 7

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University’s Student Life Office is continuing the tradition of the Holiday Helper Project this holiday season. The Holiday Helper Project is an annual community service event, which provides presents and clothing to children in the community who are less fortunate.

Every year the Division of Student Affairs collaborates with many different organizations in the Lowndes/Valdosta community that provide support to children and families in need. For the past several years, they have worked with the Children’s Advocacy Center, Project Light for Women and North Point Group Home.

These agencies provide “wish lists” for underprivileged children. The wish lists are written on paper ornaments and displayed on a Christmas tree in the Student Life office so the children can be “adopted.”

VSU students, faculty and staff can stop by the Student Life Office (3rd floor, Student Union) to pick out an ornament and help to make a less fortunate child’s holiday a joyful one. The last day to turn in unwrapped gifts is Friday, Dec. 7., and there are still several children that need to be adopted.

For more information about the program, contact the Student Life Office at 229-333-5674.