(published 12/13/11) Waleska, Ga. - Reinhardt, in conjunction with R.M. Moore Elementary School, the University’s Partner in Education, collected gifts for local families as part of the University’s annual Giving Tree. University faculty, staff and students donated 70 gifts ranging from clothes and shoes, to dolls and games. The gifts will be presented to 18 local children, ages 2- 12 years old.
“We are so grateful to everyone in the Reinhardt community who donated gifts for these families in need,” said Jon Costales, counselor at R.M. Moore Elementary School. “Especially with the way the economy is these days, it’s uplifting that Reinhardt so graciously provided so many wonderful presents to make it a very special Christmas for the children involved.”
Giving Tree organizers included Costales (from left, back row); Janna Moore, Reinhardt executive administrative assistant to the VP for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs; Dottie Townsend, R.M. Moore Elementary School secretary; and student representatives Ian-Patrick Costales (from left, kneeling), student council member, and Madalyn Townsend, Junior Beta Club vice president.
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