TWC Angel Tree project successful in second year

Posted on: December 13, 2012

This year Tennessee Wesleyan College's Center for Servant Leadership has coordinated the college's second annual TWC Angel Tree project which provides gifts to individuals at local agencies including nursing and assisted living homes.

This year Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Center for Servant Leadership has coordinated the college’s second annual TWC Angel Tree project which provides gifts to individuals at local agencies including nursing and assisted living homes. This year’s Angel Tree had 190 tags, up from last year’s 160. Gifts bought by TWC students, faculty and staff members will be provided to five local agencies: Life Care Center, Morning Pointe, Wellington Place, The HOPE Center and Grace & Mercy Ministries.

“The TWC Angel Tree is a wonderful opportunity to spread Christmas cheer to those in our community who may have otherwise been overlooked during the holiday season,” Mandie Thacker Beeler, TWC director of the center for servant leadership.

“Many of the items requested are things we take for granted on normal days – toiletries, warm clothing – but these are true needs of those we’re serving. Giving truly is the best part of the season, and our students, faculty, and staff members have really embraced these angels.”

Gifts provided by donations for the TWC Angel Tree include children’s pajamas and socks, fuzzy socks, warm throw blankets, sweat pants, puzzle books, basic toiletries and other various items.

“It is truly amazing to see all of our students, faculty and staff on campus who have been blessed, in return want to bless someone else at Christmas,” Beth Makowski, TWC coordinator of the center for servant leadership. “Some of these recipients may not receive anything else at Christmas but this one gift. Knowing that TWC is a part of something so special is why we take the time to do this event each year.”