Aerospace Engineering Takes Up a Collection for Christmas Gifts

Angel Tree 2013.jpgMany families are struggling to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life, with many questioning how they might provide a gift or two for their children on Christmas Day.  Since every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning, The Salvation Army developed the Angel Tree Program.  This year,  the Department of Aerospace Engineering joined with Computer Science and Engineering to participate in the annual Angel Tree gift drive for underprivileged children in the Brazos Valley.  

The program provides new clothing or toys for children of qualified families through the support of donors. Paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender are collected, and gifts are purchased from suggestions included on the tags.  Monetary donations were taken up during a two week period, with nearly $1,000 collected from aerospace faculty and staff, enough to sponsor 10 children from the tree.  Gifts were purchased by aerospace staff and lovingly wrapped, awaiting the faces of excited children on Christmas morning.