Christmas is a time of giving, and the spirit of giving is alive at Emory & Henry College through the school's popular Angel Tree program.
An annual event, the Angel Tree features "angels," or local children in need of a Christmas. The Angel Tree is a way to match up givers and recipients. Each angel is featured on a card, with information about each child -- first name, gender, age, favorite color and wish list. Givers can look through the cards, selecting a person who is just the right match. Angels are children ranging from infants through 18 years.
This year, a total of 78 angels were adopted by students, faculty, staff and community members around the Emory area. In addition to helping adopt out the angels, students from the E&H Residence Hall Association helped Santa Claus deliver the gifts at a pizza party held at Meadowview Elementary School. Sodexo, the dining service provider for the college, provided refreshments for the event.