VU Faculty and Staff Help Local Families for Christmas

Local families and children will have a brighter
Christmas, thanks to projects backed by Vincennes University faculty and

Nancy Irwin, secretary in the VU President’s Office, announced at VU’s
Holiday Brunch on Friday, that faculty and staff members purchased gifts
for 43 families and 91 children, who were from either the Vincennes
Community Schools or the Civitan Children’s Center.

Irwin also announced that Generations, which is part of VU, sponsored
multiple projects that helped hundreds of local residents. For example,
RSVP’s Little Elves Workshops helped 544 children to choose 2,126 gifts for
caretakers in their homes. Selected by the children, the gifts were then
wrapped by RSVP volunteers.

In partnership with churches in St. Francis Xavier Parish, which sponsored
Angel Trees, RSVP was also involved in providing gifts to 251 persons. They
include local children, homebound Generations’ clients, and skilled care
facility residents, who are without family.

Thanks to generous donations, Generations’ annual Build*A*Basket project
also produced a total of 624 gift baskets that were distributed to
homebound clients of Generations, as well as others in need. Generations’
staff and volunteers delivered the baskets.