For the last several years, faculty, staff and students at the UNC School of Social Work have purchased holiday gifts to help some members of our community who may otherwise have nothing under their trees.
Each year, we receive names and wish lists of people from the Orange County Department of Social Services (DSS) to sponsor for the holiday season. This year we sponsored 10, ranging in age from 5 months to 17 years old.
Faculty, staff and students were very generous, purchasing almost 200 toys, clothes and gift cards for these families in need. The items were collected for two weeks, then are being delivered to the DSS for distribution.
This effort was coordinated by the School’s Management Advisory Committee.