College of DuPage Celebrates Giving During the ‘Giving Garland’ Holiday Party
By Mike McKissack
More than 100 volunteers celebrated the spirit of giving during the annual “Giving Garland” holiday party hosted by the College of DuPage Community Relations office.
Participants wrapped 800 donated gifts, using 3,300 square feet of wrapping paper and 13,000 inches of tape. In addition, participants decorated more than 70 holiday candles for local seniors, prepared more than 250 “reindeer food” packages for children and wrote 400 holiday greetings to deployed military service members and homebound seniors.
Through partnerships with the Humanitarian Service Project, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, donated gifts and proceeds were used to benefit children, families and seniors throughout DuPage County.
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