ASU YULETIDE Community Celebration Helps Montgomery's Kids & Seniors
Written by Kenneth Mullinax/ASU
Christmastime is known for its spirit of charity and giving and Alabama State University is bringing in the season by sponsoring its ninth ASU Yuletide Community Celebration.
University officials coordinating this year’s ASU Yuletide event say that it is targeted to bring joy and kindness to two very important and fragile segments of the city of Montgomery’s residents, which are its children and seniors.
“President Quinton Ross has inspired us with his quest for Alabama State University to always look to establish a spirit of ‘CommUniversity’ (building bridges of help and understanding from ASU’s campus to the community) whenever possible and with that in mind, the Hornet Nation is going to give back to the city’s children and its senior citizens,” said Kenneth Waters, coordinator of the ASU Yuletide Community Celebration.
The event has ASU employees, students, alumni and supporters giving cash and food products for the last several weeks so that special food and gift boxes may be given to worthy at-risk Montgomery area children and seniors (100-plus children and 60-plus senior food and gift boxes).
The special day for giving is December 12, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the first floor of ASU Hardy Student Center.
The news media is invited to capture the happy spirit of giving at that time as the items are distributed to local residents.