LATROBE, PA – The Saint Vincent College Education Department recently hosted the seventh annual SVC Wraps for Kids event, a community service initiative in conjunction with the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau and Children First Fund that provides Christmas gifts for underprivileged children throughout Westmoreland County.
Throughout the school year, students helped to raise funds that covered the costs of gifts, wrapping paper and materials. The group purchased all gifts and materials on Saturday, Dec. 7, and then held a wrapping party on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.
Under the guidance of Dr. Kathleen Beining, assistant professor of early childhood education, 110 Saint Vincent College students wrapped gifts for 317 children.
Over its six-year run, SVC Wraps for Kids has benefited more than 1,200 children.
PHOTO 1: Saint Vincent students and volunteers who took part in the 2019 SVC Wraps for Kids project.
PHOTO 2: Saint Vincent students and volunteers at work wrapping Christmas gifts for underprivileged children of Westmoreland County.
A complete photo gallery from 2019 SVC Wraps for Kids is available on the Saint Vincent College Flickr account at this link.
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