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(Left to Right, back row) Dottie Townsend, Emily Ingram, Nora Vizuete, Principal Dr. Abby May, Dr. Kina Mallard, Janna Moore, Jeff Dale; Isabell Townsend and Anabelle Roach

The Christmas season comes with many traditions, including the Reinhardt community’s generous spirit in R.M. Moore Elementary School’s Giving Tree program.

Reinhardt works with its partner in education to donate gifts to families and children in the local community. This year, approximately 70 gifts were purchased by Reinhardt’s faculty, staff and students, including National Management/Reinhardt facilities team, as well as employees of the Waleska Post Office, to be given to 14 children in five families.

Emily Ingram, parent involvement facilitator at R.M. Moore, said she appreciates the opportunity to connect with Reinhardt to provide for families in need of help during the holidays.

“A lot of the families that we choose Reinhardt to sponsor depend on this,” Ingram said. “They work multiple jobs to try to make ends meet and are still just barely covering the bills, so this is going to go a long way for those families that wouldn’t have the opportunity otherwise.”

Reinhardt’s coordinator of development services and stewardship, Janna Moore, has organized this project with the elementary school for the past decade, and every year it warms her heart to see the community come together to help families in need.

“I am always so grateful to see how the Reinhardt family works to help the community, especially with the Giving Tree project,” said Moore. “We participate in this project every year, and it makes me happy to know that we are providing for families to celebrate Christmas in ways they may not have otherwise.”

Thank you to all who participated in helping families celebrate the holidays and provide gifts for their children.