By Selena Stevens
should be wrapped and dropped off with the wish list
card by Monday or Tuesday, Dec. 3 or 4, at the University
of Kentucky Hospital lobby.
27, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) --
Hundreds of Central Kentucky children will have a
happier holiday again this year thanks to University
of Kentucky employees. The annual Circle of Love provides
presents from clothing to toys and bicycles to underprivileged
children in Fayette, Bourbon, Scott, Woodford, Madison,
Jessamine, Nicholas and Clark counties.
Employees who are participating should bring their
gifts, wrapped and with gift lists, on Dec. 4 and
5 to 206 Student Center or on Dec. 3 and 4 to the
UK Hospital lobby. Employees should return the gifts
to the sectors from which they picked the lists. The
gifts will be collected by area schools and distributed
to the children. All Circle of Love sponsors receive
a free holiday ornament.
and counselors from area schools select students to
receive gifts and send the lists to members of UK's
Circle of Love committees. UK employees and departments
participate in the program by buying gifts from a
wish list made by the children. More than 600 children
benefited from the program last year.
we have as many as five or six children in one family
who are on the list, and we encourage groups of people
or departments to go together to purchase gifts for
them," said Bonnie Thornton, UK Chandler Medical Center
committee chairperson and director of Volunteer Services
at UK Hospital. "It not only helps a needy family,
but becomes a great holiday project for that department."
UK students are getting involved with Circle of Love.
Tim Robinson, UK Student Government president, is
leading a charge for student involvement, hoping to
build student cooperation, while helping the community.
call the Medical Center volunteer office at 323-6023
or in the Student Affairs office at 257-1911.