Tuesday, December 03, 2013

[273] MTSU community can brighten Christmas for Li’l Raiders

Don’t miss your chance to brighten the Christmas for needy children within the Blue Raider family.

MTSU Public Safety, MTSU Campus Recreation, the OWLs (Older, Wiser Learners), June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students and Golden Key Honor Society and MT Lambda student organizations are jointly sponsoring Santa’s Li’l Raiders gift-giving campaign this holiday season to benefit children in need.

From now through Dec. 9, three Christmas trees across campus will be decorated with Li’l Raider ornaments that list a child in need, gender, clothing size and wish list.

Revived last year, the effort targets MTSU students with children as well as parents being served by the Domestic Violence Program. About 30 ornaments are available.

“You can see that this really makes a difference. It brings out the meaning of Christmas,” said Sgt. Vergena Forbes, community policing specialist with MTSU Public Safety and a coordinator of the effort. “It shows the love of Christmas and gives people an opportunity to give.

Participants are asked to pick a numbered ornament from a tree at one of the following three locations and please register as a Secret Santa at that location:

• MTSU Public Safety/Campus Police lobby, 1412 E. Main St.

• June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students on the third floor of the Student Union, 1768 MTSU Blvd.

• MTSU Campus Recreation Center, 1848 Blue Raider Drive

For more information about the availability of ornaments, please contact Sgts. Vergena Forbes or David Smith at 615-898-2424. 

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