Spreading Holiday Cheer by Adopting a Local Family

Globe-Eau Claire staff decided to Adopt a Family for the Holidays by partnering with a local chapter of the Salvation Army.  The on- campus Community Engagement committee headed the effort to give back to the community.  The adopted family of 5 boys all under the age of 7, including 2 twin 7 month old baby boys, expressed needs of clothing and toys while the parents requested household and toiletry items.

A tree with ornaments outlining the family’s needs was placed in the break room and staff had the opportunity to pick an ornament from the tree to know what items to purchase for the family. The response from staff was overwhelming.  Unexpected items such as a coffee maker and a $50 gift card were purchased for the family.  The Career Services’ office was the drop off site for the gifts and soon became overflowing with gifts. The gifts will be delivered personally to the family before the Holidays.