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Michael Terrazas, Editor
Eric Rangus, Senior Editor
Katherine Baust, Staff Writer
Christi Gray, Designer
Jon Rou, Photography Director
Chanmi Kim, Intern
Yerkes National Primate Research Center staff and
faculty have donated enough toys and gifts to fill 77 stockings that
distributed over the holidays to children in three poor communities in
central Mexico. Cindy Cross, program coordinator for scientific programs,
has spearheaded Yerkes' center-wide gift-giving efforts, now in their
fifth year. In addition to the stockings, some 200 Yerkes employees donated
baby items, school supplies, gifts for senior citizens and cookies—all
for transport to Mexico later this month, just in time for Christmas.
PHOTO CREDIT: KAY HINTON
generosity helps Mexican towns
While it may not
look like it, there is organization among the chaos in Cindy Cross’ Yerkes National Primate Research
Center office. On one side is a pile of 77 Christmas stockings—actually
beige drawstring bags—overflowing with stuffed animals, plastic
jewelry, toy cars, yo-yos, Play-Doh, socks, books and many more gifts.
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