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Ring in the holiday season with Holiday Helper

Students wrap gifts for Holiday Helper

Students wrap gifts for Holiday Helper.

Make a child’s wish come true and spread cheer this holiday season! Holiday Helper is a program that gives Illinois State students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to provide gifts and parties for over 200 underprivileged children in the Bloomington-Normal community. Participation is available in the following ways:

Gift Sponsorship: Volunteers can choose one or multiple children from one of our four partner local agencies and purchase gifts based on that child’s top three wants and needs (valuing approximately $40). Come to the Leadership and Community Connections office in Student Services Building room 130 to sponsor a child today.

Wrap and Pack: Volunteer to help wrap the gifts donated through Holiday Helper. Wrapping takes place November 30 from 6–9 p.m. in the Student Services Building. Supplies will be provided.

Parties: Holiday Helper parties will be held December 3 for children in the community and to distribute the gifts collected through Holiday Helper. Student volunteers are needed to help with activities for the children.

“This is a simple and selfless opportunity for students to give back to our local community,” said Colton Johnson, graduate assistant in Leadership and Community Connections.

For more information about Holiday Helper, contact Leadership and Community Connections at (309) 438-7346 or visit their office in the Student Services Building, Room 130.