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The Christmas tree in the Campus Store is noticeably larger this year.
Bigger branches and a taller trunk were necessary so Tacey Atkinson and Dan Lewis could hang as many blue and red paper angels as possible.
Each one represents a local boy or girl waiting to be selected to receive a gift in the Adopt an Angel program, a partnership between Brock and Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold to spread some holiday cheer to those who need it.
This year, Atkinson and Lewis, Campus Store director, hope faculty, staff and students will step up to donate gifts to 500 children - more than ever before.
“This year, there were so many kids, (Community Care) asked us to take 500 and that’s not the whole community,” said Atkinson, Campus Store sales and service co-ordinator. “They just asked because they knew we could do it.”