Center for Community Engagement
Indiana State University
Tirey Hall 134A
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
In recognition of the university's Ryves Neighborhood partnership, the Center for Community Engagement reminds ISU offices to consider donating to the Ryves Youth Center Holiday Program in place of, or in addition to, any regular holiday gift exchanges. About 250 area students attend the holiday celebration. For some, the program may provide the only gifts they receive. The 10 to 17 age bracket is the one most in need of gift donations as Ryves Youth Center always receives an abundant amount of gifts for the younger children. Items that are appreciated by this age group include age-appropriate toys, sports equipment, fishing gear, make-up kits, prepaid cell phones, DVD players, basic mp3 players, digital cameras and books.
Deliver your gifts to the Center for Community Engagement, Tirey Hall, room 134B by Tuesday, Dec. 18. Gifts will be delivered to Ryves Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 19. If your office participates, please let the Center for Community Engagement know by completing the form available at: https://indstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3pHUlsq1jtTZ8j2.
Gifts should NOT be wrapped. There is also a need for extra volunteers to help with set up, gift distribution, clean up, etc. at the Dec. 21 party. Help is needed in the afternoon with set up. The party begins at 6 p.m. and usually lasts until approximately 9 p.m. Please send an email to Jim Edwards at email@example.com so he can coordinate the volunteers. Please note in your email you are volunteering from Indiana State University.