tRAC partners with Athens County Children's Services each year for their Santa Tree Project, a program that calls on individuals to "adopt", or sponsor, one or more children to buy them their desired presents for Christmas*.
Every year, the Santa Tree project collects enough gifts to brighten the holiday season of over 1,261 children in Athens County. This program helps spread holiday cheer to those less fortunate, and it wholly depends on the generosity of community members. A donation to any one child could be enough to make their holiday season a joyous one.
tRAC calls on each hall council and partnering student organizations and campus partners to adopt at least one child this holiday season. Last year, tRAC hit an all-time record of 53 children adopted: we're hoping to smash through that record this year!
*tRAC will provide space and supplies to wrap presents. Please see the "Study Munchies" tab for more information!
Start Fundraising Now!
-The average amount of funding needed per child is typically around $60-$100. Some fundraising ideas: - Trash for Cash: Take out residents' trash for donations towards children's Christmas presents. **Let them know what they are donating to!** - Food on Court Street: Use our equipment to sell popcorn, cotton candy and other treats on Court Street to raise money! -Food Delivery: Make cookies, pancakes, hot dogs, hot chocolate, etc. in your hall and deliver them straight to the residents' doors! - Pie an RA/ HC member! Allow residents and more to pie an RA or Hall Council Member for donations!