Wrapped Up with a Bow … Campus Community Pulls Together to Make 145 Salvation Army Angels’ Christmas Brighter
Article by: Melinda Eddleman
The holiday season means children dreaming of Santa’s arrival with gifts on their wish lists. The season is also a time when many community members think of individuals less fortunate and pull together to make Christmas brighter for those with needs.
After Mother Nature covered Corpus Christi with snow on Dec. 8 as an early winter gift, the Salvation Army picked up gifts donated by the Del Mar College campus community as part of their Adopt an Angel program. The College began participating in the annual drive in the 1990s and has been organized through the Print Services Office with Del Mar’s Purchasing and Business Services Department.
This year 99 DMC sponsors adopted 145 children or "Angels" as they're affectionally referred.
Every year, the Del Mar College family is ready and willing to participate with the Adopt an Angel program. I send the email out asking for sponsors, and their response is amazing!
She adds, “These children may not receive any gifts other than what the Salvation Army provides, so I feel blessed to participate with the program and to see how our campus community pulls together to help others. The personal reward from such an effort is incredible!”
Last year, the Print Services Office was one of three recipients of the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree Partner of the Year” award with 146 children benefitting from the College’s participation in 2016.
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