HSU’s ‘Winter Wishes’ Provides Gifts for Local Kids

The HSU community chipped in again to provide holiday gifts for 124 local children in need.

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Winter Wishes gifts ready to be delivered.
Winter Wishes, a program coordinated by Forever Humboldt, organized 90 sponsors, including alumni, staff, faculty, students, athletic teams, student clubs, and local community members. Sponsors purchased more than $12,000 worth of gifts for local children connected to seven different local nonprofit organizations.

“I was worried that we weren’t going to be able to run Winter Wishes this year or that the groups we support wouldn’t be able to accept gift-in-kind donations,” says Stephanie Lane, Alumni Outreach Lead. “But, through careful planning and distancing, we were thrilled to find a way to make Winter Wishes happen. Donors were grateful to still have the opportunity to positively impact the life of a local child for the holidays. This year it felt more meaningful than ever to support children in our local community.”

Presents were delivered to the local nonprofit organizations last week and will be distributed to the children at their various Holiday celebrations.