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PCCUA-Helena sponsoring 2017 Angel Tree Project

Nov 09, 2017


A great way to demonstrate the true spirit of the season is to give to those less fortunate. During this holiday season – Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) is sponsoring a project to benefit over 85 Phillips County children in need.

The annual Angel Tree project kicked off this week on the Helena campus.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in the spirit of giving,” said Angel Tree coordinator Dr. Tarsha Smith. “Our ‘angels’ are children from local school districts who have been nominated by their teachers as having specific needs. Quite a few of these children have expressed their ‘wants’ via letters to Santa. These angels come from homes that run the very real risk of not being able to provide these things for the holidays.”

This year’s Angel Tree list includes over 85 angels hanging from the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Administration Building at PCCUA. Those who would like to take part are asked to look over the list and select an angel to sponsor.  Those who feel that the task is too great to handle alone can get a group together to sponsor a child.  To take part, simply follow three easy steps. Go to the Administration Building and select an angel from the Angel Tree or consult PCCUA's website for the list.  Then, let either Dr. Smith ( or the Registrar’s Office in the PCCUA Administrative Building know which angel (or angels) you (or you and your group) have chosen. Finally, purchase the things that the angel has listed in the wants and needs columns and take them to the Registrar’s Office, along with the angel ornament from the tree.  The Sigma Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will be sponsoring a wrapping party to wrap the presents.  PCCUA students, faculty and staff will be in charge of “elf delivery” of the gifts.

Those who would prefer to donate money have the ability to contribute directly to the Angel Tree project on the PCCUA website! To do so, just go to the following link: Reflect about how you felt receiving a new toy at Christmas, and make a difference in the life of a child this year by sponsoring an angel. This project is open to the community. The deadline to have the gifts purchased and delivered to the Registrar’s Office is Friday, Dec. 1.