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 Date: November 29, 2005 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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UHV Supports Local Nonprofits through Second Annual “Giving Tree”


 

Local nonprofit organizations will get a holiday boost in donations this year from University of Houston-Victoria students, faculty and staff as they participate in the second annual “Giving Tree.” The donation drive will begin Thursday, December 1, at 10 a.m. with a tree trimming event in the University Center foyer.


Community members can contribute to the Giving Tree drive by bringing donations to UHV from December 1-16 and leaving them under the tree. Clothing and linens should be new or gently used, and all items should be unwrapped.


Five local nonprofit organizations will benefit from the donation drive: Perpetual Help Home, Adopt-a-Pet, Victoria Food Bank, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Mid-Coast Family Services. Items sought range from canned goods, pet food and toiletries to Christmas gifts for children and holiday meal items. A complete wish list of goods is available online at www.uhv.edu and on flyers posted on the UHV campus.


“The donations left under the Giving Tree last year really showed how much our students, faculty and staff care about this community,” said UHV Special Events Coordinator Nancy Welch. “We’re sure we’ll see the same generosity this year.”


The Giving Tree is sponsored by the UHV Student Senate. For more information, contact Student Senate President Robin Cadle at (361) 570-4120 or Nancy Welch at (361) 570-4351.

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.