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UHV kicks off 15th annual Giving Tree donation drive

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Michael Wilkinson, left, director of UHV Student Life & Services, helps decorate the UHV Giving Tree on Monday with freshman seminar students Dennis Barbee, Caralyn Podsim, Darinae Dixon, Luis Cigarro, Elizabeth Matula and Matthew Salinas. The Giving Tree Michael Wilkinson, left, director of UHV Student Life & Services, helps decorate the UHV Giving Tree on Monday with freshman seminar students Dennis Barbee, Caralyn Podsim, Darinae Dixon, Luis Cigarro, Elizabeth Matula and Matthew Salinas. The Giving Tree

VICTORIA - As you start placing gifts under your Christmas tree at home, don't forget about the giving tree. The University of Houston-Victoria Student Government Association is kicking off it's 15th annual Giving Tree donation drive.The two week Giving Tree donation drive  gives students, faculty,staff and the community  the chance to give items to local non profit organizations...

The donation period runs now through December 15. You can place unwrapped donated gifts under one of two giving trees. The first tree is in the foyer of UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. Students also have their own tree in Jaguar Hall Commons, 2705 Houston Highway.
This year the giving tree will benefit the Mid-Coast Family Services and Adopt-a-Pet

Here's a list of needed items requested by the chosen charities: 

Mid-Coast Family Services 

  • paper towels
  • fabric softener
  • blankets
  • jackets
  • clothes
  • children's books
  • toys 
  • nonperishable food
  • hygiene supplies
  • deodorant 
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • towels 
  • socks


  • cat litter
  • canned dog and canned cat food
  • pet treats
  • pet beds
  • newspapers 
  • blankets
  • pillows 
  • sheets
  • towels
  • empty spray bottles
  • air freshners
  • brooms
  • liquid dish detergent
  • bleach
  • antibacterial hand soap
  • masking tap
  • permanent markers
  • chew toys 
  • cat toys

To learn more about the Giving Tree, contact the Student Government Association at sga@uhv.edu

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