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Annual Gift Project Deadline Extended to December 12

Once again, Central Washington University is hosting the Annual Holiday Gift Project, which serves hundreds of underserved children in Kittitas County. Last year, the gift project collected gifts for more than 300 children.

The gift drive began November 3 and will now conclude December 12, to allow more people to participate and to make sure that all 350 children are sponsored. All gifts need to be delivered to the Office of the President by the December 12 deadline.

The project allows participants to make meaningful, personal gifts directly to individual children, by choosing items from the child’s own list. The project coordinator suggests that, since some requests are “needs” as much as “wants,” people choose both a practical as well as a fun gift if possible.

The CWU Holiday Gift Project supports CWU’s Early Childhood Education Center, CWU’s Operation ELF, Kittitas County Bright Beginnings, and Department of Children and Family Services.

For more information, call 509-963-2111 or e-mail

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,