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Donations Accepted for Eligible Staff Members and Families

December 7, 2009

Four University of Wyoming staff members and their families have been selected to receive donations through the UW Staff Senate-sponsored Christmas holiday program.

Donation boxes have been placed in various buildings throughout campus. Donations will be collected Thursday, Dec. 17 and distributed that weekend.

One staff member declined the gifts for his family, but will still receive the food donations. Listed below are the three remaining families identified as Family No. 1, Family No. 2 and Family No. 3 with a "wish list" for their children. If gifts are donated, please mark the wrapped gifts as to which family the items are intended with a tag also identifying the child by gender and age.

For more information, contact the drive chairman, Milton D. Ontiveroz, University Media Relations at 766-6709 or e-mail

Family No. 1: Single mother with two grade school-age children; 10-year-old boy wears size 10 clothing and would appreciate anything that is science/building related; and 6-year-old daughter wears size 7 clothing and likes Barbie dolls.

Family No. 2: Single mother with three children; 20-month-old boy wears 24-month clothes and size 6-7 shoe. Gift ideas are blocks/balls/crayons; 4-year-old girl wears 4-5 T and size 11-12 shoe. Would like dolls (no Barbie's, please); and 15-year-old girl would like an itunes gift card.

Family No. 3: Single mother taking care of her daughter and grandson; daughter is 30 years of age and would appreciate long-sleeved shirts, size large; and 9-year-old grandson wears a size 10 and would appreciate board games.

Donation boxes are located in the following buildings: Human Resources, Wyo Hall; Police Department; Center for Advising and Career Services, Knight Hall second floor; Financial Aid, Old Main; Office of the Registrar, all in Knight Hall; Engineering Dean's office, Room 2085; Libraries; Washakie Center administrative office; Geology Building, Room 1001; and College of Agriculture; College of Business; and electrical shop.

Other boxes are located in various buildings and the list will be updated later this week.

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