Giving Tree at Colorado State University Brings Warmth to Fort Collins Residents

Colorado State University Lory Student Center is sponsoring a holiday giving tree project to benefit the less fortunate in the Fort Collins community.

The giving tree, a 12-foot evergreen in the student center atrium, will be decorated with warm new hats, gloves and mittens donated by members of the campus community. The student center staff is working with the Education and Life Training Center of Fort Collins to organize the project.

All members of the Colorado State community are invited to participate in the project, either by purchasing hats, gloves or mittens to be hung on the tree or by donating funds that will be used to buy winter clothing. Hats, gloves and mittens are needed for babies, children and adults. Donations can be left at the information desk on the main floor of the student center until Dec. 15.

The Education and Life Training Center helps low-income and disadvantaged people in Larimer County to increase educational, economic and social skills. Other projects sponsored by the center include an adult literacy program, an employment skills program, a life skills program that provides a nontraditional educational curriculum and a back-to-school project that supplies children of low-income families with school supplies and clothing.

For more information about the giving tree project, call (970) 491-6395. For more information about the Education and Life Training Center, call (970) 482-4357.