Holiday spirit is alive and well at Western Nevada College.
Once again, WNC’s National Student Nurses Association is participating in the Salvation Army of Carson City’s Angel Tree toy campaign for needy children in the community.
The nursing group set up its Angel Tree in Cedar Building Room 231. The tree contains tags with the special wishes of local children. People are encouraged to remove a request tag from the tree, purchase the gift and return it unwrapped to Cedar Room 231 by Friday, Dec. 16.
“This is such a great community service event. Last year, we were able to provide 156 gifts for those in need for our community, and the nursing students help with the distribution also,” said WNC Nursing Professor Deborah Ingraffia-Strong, who is serving as an adviser for the Angel Tree project.
Ingraffia-Strong said that nearly 75 percent of NSNA’s 75 gift requests have been met. But it not too late to participate. Simply visit Cedar 231 to pick up a tag from the tree.
Meanwhile, the Association of Latin American Students assisted with the Holiday with a Hero fundraiser in early December.
The club helped out at the Holiday Crawl and street party event in a variety of ways, including handing out maps, wristbands and cups, checking IDs and selling tickets.
The club also participated in wrapping gifts for needy children on Dec. 21.
“The club wanted to help with these events due to the large effect it has on our community,” said Elizabeth Contreras, the club’s adviser. “Helping children in our community, who are in financial need, have a happy holiday was something they felt passionate about.”