Season of Caring provides opportunities to give

Posted November 12, 2010

Abilene Christian University is kicking off its first annual Season of Caring, an opportunity for ACU students, faculty and staff to give to those in need throughout the community.

"We have only to look around us to see the incredible blessings God has poured out on the ACU family. Yet, if we look more closely, we also see a number of local families who struggle with need on a daily basis," says ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert. "This holiday season we're starting what we hope will be an annual tradition. It's an opportunity for us to make a difference with those who could use a hand."

Opportunities to give back through ACU's Season of Caring include:

Thanksgiving Baskets – Nov. 4-19
Money donations will provide food baskets for low-income families whose children attend nearby Taylor Elementary School. Each basket will include everything for a Thanksgiving dinner, along with extra kitchen staples. A donation of $40 provides for an entire basket, but any donation will be accepted at ACU’s McGlothlin Campus Center. Deliveries will be made Thursday, Nov. 22.

– Nov. 10 - Dec. 3
Visit the Campus Center, learn about a child who could use your help, then purchase a gift and bring it back to the Campus Center. Volunteers will wrap the gifts and deliver them in time for Christmas.

Mission Thanksgiving
– Nov. 15-18
A truck from Abilene’s Love & Care Ministries will be parked in the Williams Performing Arts Center parking lot (corner of Judge Ely Boulevard and East North 16th) to accept non-perishable food donations, gently used clothing and household goods.

Christmas on the Streets – Dec. 6-13
Donate toys and bicycles for low-income families in Abilene. Items may be dropped off inside the Campus Center. Gifts will be distributed Dec. 13-15.

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