Mercy Mondays: It’s time to give back through annual Angel Tree drive
This holiday season, the Center for Community Engagement and Service will coordinate its 17th annual Angel Tree drive. As is to be expected, there are going to be many different ways to donate items for the Angel Trees because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Angel Trees are set up in multiple locations across campus and are decorated with a variety of tags that help support individuals in the community, animals in shelters and after school programs. In addition to the tags, a QR Code will be found on the back of each tag to the center’s website.
This year, the Angel Tree drive will support Child and Family Services; the Salvation Army in Newport; Newport Schools; Tashirat Orphanage in Morelos, Mexico; YMCA After School Programs; Boys and Girls Club; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and the Potter League for Animals.
If someone doesn’t have time to shop for Angel Tree items, they can donate and the Center for Community Engagement and Service will do the shopping. In order to donate, the center has set up an Eventbrite where anyone can donate to the organizations they might like to assist.
Another option is gift cards, which can be dropped off or mailed to Gerety 201. People can also use Amazon or another online shopping service and simply ship their gifts to the center.
If mailing items, the address is:
Center for Community Engagement and Service
100 Ochre Point Ave, Gerety 201,
Newport, RI 02840
All items will be due Tuesday, Dec. 15, before noon to Gerety 201. For more information, contact the Office of Community Engagement and Service at (401) 341-2440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This post is part of an ongoing series called Mercy Mondays that highlights Salve Regina’s dedication to its Mercy Mission. Search the tag Mercy Mission for more updates on the Mercy branches of Salve Regina.
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