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67 children will receive Christmas gifts, thanks to SCC’s Circle of Love Angel Tree

Published on Dec 15, 2021

circle of love organizersThe Circle of Love Angel Tree Project was a huge success this year.  College employees were able to provide gifts for a total of 67 children and also reach out to a family in crisis this holiday season.  Approximately $600 was raised in the effort to get gifts in the hands of underprivileged children in the Somerset area as well as to 10 children of SCC students who were in need.  

The project is designed to help brighten the holidays for underprivileged youth in the Somerset Community.  We specifically helped children in Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) foster care and children of our Skills Program students who have specific needs for gift items this year.  This is an annual event at SCC and even though the Pandemic brought some challenges, the committee was thankful to keep it alive even in the midst of COVID-19 this holiday season. 

The tireless efforts of our committee members were greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Jeff Brickley, Pam Bridgman, Deana Caron, Sandra Bourne, Tina Watson, Danna Jasper, George Martinez, and Dana Muse.

We had several affiliated activities to raise funds and awareness of the children in need through an online auction, silent auction, and child sponsors.  

The gifts were delivered on Wednesday, December 15th, and will be under the trees of the children that were sponsored in plenty of time for Christmas morning.   

The committee wants to especially thank all those at SCC who participated in the Silent Auction, purchased a Silent Auction item, donated a Silent Auction item, sponsored a child, donated financially, helped with the gift round up, or just wished us well in thoughts and prayers. Everyone who contributed (both small or large) is greatly appreciated.

George Martinez, SCC professor, said, “this project reminds us all of how it is truly better to give than to receive, as it brings hope to the lives of those in need during the holiday season.”