Campus News

December 6, 2010

Giving to light up the holiday for others

Emory hospitals hosted the annual Night of Lights holiday celebrations.

Einstein the Mind-Reading Rabbit was a hit at the Night of Lights at Wesley Woods.

Collecting food, books, gifts and more to brighten the holidays for those in need continues through December on Emory and Oxford campuses.

•  The Employee Council food drive officially gets under way Tuesday, Dec. 7. Organized in conjunction with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the drive will have barrels and bags placed at strategic campus locations to collect food. ACFB returns Dec. 17 to pick up the donations for distribution. Look for posters on campus, too. For more information, contact Stacey Green.

•  On Wednesday, Dec. 8, Oxford students wrapped gifts purchased for economically-disadvantaged pupils at the local Palmer-Stone Elementary School.  Students will also assemble bicycles purchased by a local church; the bikes will be given to local children who are in foster care.

• The Oxford College community is gathering books for donation to Better World Books.  These donations will support the Invisible Children Project, which funds education for children in Uganda. For questions about the projects at Oxford, contact Crystal McLaughlin, director of student development. 

•  The Office of Communications & Marketing continues its holiday tradition collecting donations for local nonprofit CEASE (Center to End Adolescent Sexual Exploitation). The program assists victims of commercial sexual exploitation with residential placement or community mental health services. The department, which welcomes donations from anyone in the Emory community, is collecting arts, crafts and reading and writing materials for the youth served by the program. Collection points are 1762 Clifton Rd. Plaza 1000 and WHSCAB rooms 158 and 319. For more information, contact Kendra Price.

•  Campus Life Development Committee is sponsoring a drive to collect in-kind donations for PAWS Atlanta. At the Campus Life's annual holiday luncheon donations will be collected and two representatives from PAWS will talk about their organization. "We work with a different agency each year," says Harold McNaron, director of Volunteer Emory, part of the Campus Life division. "We invite agency reps to join us at the meal and share information about their programs."

•  Emory's Barnes & Noble College Booksellers is supporting the One Planet book donation program. The bookstore encourages all students to donate their unwanted books that can't be sold to the charity of their choice. For every box of collected books, One Planet makes a donation to Reading Is Fundamental, a children's literacy organization. For more information, contact Wanda Willis.

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