SAU hosting Columbia County Angel Tree; sponsors sought for children and families

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Special to the Banner-News

Southern Arkansas University and University Housing are delighted to announce the return of the Columbia County Angeltree project.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for individuals or groups interested in participating.

The goal is to bring joy to 124 underprivileged families and over 360 children in Columbia County during the holiday season. There are a couple of ways you can help:

1. Become a sponsor. No specific amount is required to be spent on each child, but $50-75 is suggested. For families, the same number of gifts is encouraged per child. Gifts do not need to be wrapped, but donors are welcome to provide a roll of wrapping paper for parents to use. You may select an Angel at

2. Donate any amount of money, and SAU Housing will do the shopping. Small monetary gifts will be matched with Angels. Donations may be made at

The Angeltree serves children in need from infancy through high school seniors by providing sponsors with information about each child's age, gender, size, and gift requests. It also serves as an engine to the local economy.

All gifts are due Tuesday, December 12, by 5:00 p.m. in Nelson Hall, room 115. For more information, call (870) 235-4047.

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