UC and Student Life Staff Donate Warm Clothing

At the Division of Student Life Annual Holiday Celebration, held annually in the University Center Ballroom, UC staff, along with the entire Division, donated hats, mittens, and scarves for local school children. According to the Knox County Schools Family Resource Center, the warm accessories collected in December of 2011 were distributed primarily to children who are walkers or bus riders, or those who have not worn gloves to school.

The “Mitten Tree,” as it has come to be known, is a yearly tradition at the Holiday Celebration. Many staff members enjoy shopping for the items and decorating the tree, and the children really enjoy getting to pick out their gear!