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Season of Caring goods deliver holiday cheer

ACU students begin to fill boxes with food for Abilene families as part of the university's Season of Caring initiative.
Abilene Christian University’s Season of Caring initiative continued Friday, Nov. 19, when a 23-foot-long truck loaded with clothes, bedding, non-perishable food, toys and household goods donated by members of the ACU community was delivered to Love and Care Ministries’ annual Mission: Thanksgiving drive.
Abilene’s Arrow Ford dealership on South First Street was the drop-off point for goods donated to benefit the city’s homeless and poor each holiday season.
ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) helped deliver the truck with goods collected Nov. 15-18 from students, faculty, staff and neighbors on the Hill. Cash gifts received also will make possible a Thanksgiving dinner for 44 needy families whose children attend Taylor Elementary School.
Campus organizers say their goals for number of volunteers, cash gifts and other donated materials from the first week were surpassed.
Efforts continue through Dec. 15 to help purchase, gift-wrap and deliver 500 toys and bikes to local children as part of the Adopt-an-Angel program and Love and Care Ministries’ Christmas on the Street.
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