With the holiday season underway, MTSU’s Student Government Association coordinated an effort this week allowing students to share personal well-wishes with children who could use a little extra holiday cheer.
MTSU SGA set up a table dubbed “Raiders Greetings” and filled with colorful markers and blank holiday cards in the lobby of the Student Union building Dec. 4-5.
SGA philanthropic coordinator Chloe Brandon encouraged the True Blue community to send warm thoughts to children undergoing treatment at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, located in Nashville, Tennessee, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
“It is the greatest time of the year, and since we’re so blessed and fortunate to be in school … we should take time to give back and wish those who are less fortunate than us a nice holiday season,” Brandon said.
Those who stopped by the table to create celebratory cards received sweet treats of cupcakes and cookies, and MTSU SGA members also designed a festive backdrop for everyone who sprinkled a little joy in a holiday greeting card.
“It’s getting toward the holiday season and trying to give back is one of our biggest things, and what better way to do it than to give it to people who need it more than anybody else at this moment,” said MTSU philanthropic committee member Kayo Beshir.
A small group of SGA members plans to travel to Nashville to deliver cards and handmade coloring books during final exams week.
The organization is giving 400 MTSU coloring books, 125 holiday cards and 90 crayon boxes to St. Jude’s and another 150 coloring books to The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, also known as Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
For more information about the SGA, visit www.mtsu.edu/sga.
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