Plymouth State University’s Angel Tree Project Provides Christmas Gifts to Area Families

December 14th, 2012 by blyndes

Left to right, PSU Senior Kristen Spinney, a physical and health education major from Derry, N.H., and Linda Corriveau, PSU Community Service Advisor with some of the nearly 500 Christmas gifts for area children donated by PSU students, staff, faculty and community members.

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Plymouth State University’s Angel Tree Project provided nearly 500 gifts to area children for this year’s Christmas season. The Angel Tree Project partners with 14 Plymouth-area schools and non-profit agencies to provide gifts for youth and teens during the holiday season; PSU Community Service Advisor Linda Corriveau said this year’s Angel tree project started with 470 gift requests, a significant increase over past years.
“Some of the recipients need socks and shoes; very basic necessities that most of us take for granted,” Corriveau said. “For some students, it’s a  realization that not everybody has what they have and they want to give back and help someone else.”

Plymouth State started the Angel Tree Project nearly twenty years ago; in that time, thousands of underprivileged children have received Christmas gifts due to the generosity of PSU students, staff, faculty and community members.

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