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CC students collect gifts for needy area children

Colorado College students collected nearly $7,000 worth of toys and gifts for needy children during the holiday season –and it took six trips with full cars to deliver all the presents.

For the fourth year, the Student/Alumni Association sponsored an “angel tree” to benefit the Community Partnership for Child Development’s Head Start program. The program serves approximately 1,500 children, from infants to 5 years old, in El Paso County.

Among the gifts delivered were three sets of hand-knit hats and mittens made by CC students; 11 Lego sets; three tricycles, a child’s CC hockey jersey, stick and puck; 27 sets of books and more than 25 dolls. CC students put up a tree in the Worner Campus Center at the beginning of Block 4 and decorated it with more than 300 angels with holiday gift requests. “The outpouring of support from students, faculty, staff and community members has been tremendous,” said Isabel Werner ’08, one of the organizers.