ATU’s Angel Tree Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer

Arkansas Tech University Angel Tree Donation Fall 2022
Arkansas Tech University sorority members pose with the Salvation Army Angel Tree items donated by the ATU community during a 2022 holiday season drive.

One hundred and five children in Pope and Yell counties will have a brighter holiday season in 2022 due to the efforts of the Arkansas Tech University College Panhellenic Council.

Sorority members at ATU banded together to support an on-campus Salvation Army Angel Tree drive for a seventh consecutive year.

On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 30, representatives from ATU sororities reported to Caraway Residence Hall and delivered the toys, clothing and food requested by local families in need to the Salvation Army location in Russellville for distribution.

Each of the 105 Salvation Army Angel Tree children supported through the ATU College Panhellenic Council drive were adopted by ATU students, faculty and staff, who responded to the requests by purchasing and providing the needed items.

“It’s important for us to give back to the community,” said Kaitlyn Bryant, an ATU senior from Hattieville who helped organize the drive.

According to the organization’s web page, the ATU College Panhellenic Council exists to develop and maintain sorority life and interfraternal relations. All five sororities at Arkansas Tech are governed by the College Panhellenic Council. Each chapter designates a representative to attend weekly council meetings.

Goals of the ATU College Panhellenic Council include all-sorority programming efforts, promoting superior scholarship, facilitating leadership development and disseminating information important to the women of ATU.

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