Wrapping Gifts for Underprivileged
November 29, 2006
On Tuesday, November 29th, 2005, 122 Honors students packed Gottesman Room for the annual wrapping gifts event, our most popular event. Â Â Honors almost had to do without this event this year, however, due to a lack of funding. Â Â In a casual conversation with her good friend Agnes Hall, Dr. Benton explained how theÂ Honors College Â was in need of funds. Â Â Without a second thought, Ms. Hall offered to donate $2000 out of her own pocket. Â Â “I feel fortunate in life that I have the means to write the check, and writing that check made me feel good in so many ways,,” said Hall. Â Â TheÂ Honors CollegeÂ is extremely thankful for Ms. Hall’s generosity.
The event started as usual with Dr. Benton welcoming everyone and encouraging them to get their of pizza.Â Â Phina Geiger, Director of Volunteers for the Pleasantville Cottage School, then took the podium to inform Honors students about the PCS, it’s function, and the children who reside there.Â Â “Volunteers give of their own time, bringing gifts, holiday cheer, and the caring that our children so desperately need,” Geiger said.Â Â After Ms. Geiger, Agnes Hall spoke about donating and giving back to your community.Â Â From there, the wrapping began.Â Â Students wrapped over 300 gifts, everyone receiving as well as giving holiday cheer.