NPCC hosts Angel Trees

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Phi Theta Kappa members Ashlyn Parrett, of Maxwell, and Abel Silva, of North Platte, decorate an Angel Tree Wednesday in North Platte Community College’s Health and Science Center.

Angel Trees sprang up around North Platte Community College Wednesday afternoon.

NPCC’s STEM Club and Alpha Beta Theta, the college’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, are hosting the trees to help children in need. It’s part of a campaign by The Salvation Army of North Platte to provide gifts to the less fortunate during the holidays.

Trees are located outside the Welcome Center in the McDonald-Belton Building and under the stairwell in the Health and Science Center. Both buildings are on the NPCC South Campus, 601 W. State Farm Rd.  

Each tree is decorated with paper ornaments listing the ages and genders of children as well as gifts they wish to receive.

People are encouraged to take an ornament, purchase a gift listed on the tag and then return the unwrapped item in a bag, with the tag attached, by Dec. 14 to the tree.

Gifts can also be dropped off at The Salvation Army, to math and physics instructor Jared Daily, in Room 217 of the Health and Science Center, or to history instructor Dr. Glynn Wolar in Room 145A of the McDonald-Belton Building.

Salvation Army volunteers will wrap the presents and distribute them to the children.