Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society organized its annual Angel Tree to help needy Nacogdoches county families. Anyone can visit the SFA Involvement Center located on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center to pick up a tag and register to provide a Christmas gift for a child.
ODK uses the Involvement Center instead of its own office because it's a higher traffic area and more accessible for their tree. The Involvement Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gifts range from clothing to toys for newborns to teenagers. Anyone may participate in the Angel Tree program, not just SFA students and staff.
Megan Mortensen, a senior in hospitality and ODK member, said, "The Angel Tree program is a wonderful opportunity to help less fortunate Nacogdoches area children."
SFA ODK's Angel Tree looks a little different this year. In years past the tags had assignments for specific kids with their wish and clothing size. This season the tags are more general containing things like "3-6 year old boy, bring one teddy bear or toy."
"It's better for the people who choose angels," Mortensen said. The new system makes it a little easier for one who isn't familiar with kids to shop for a gift.
The tree is still full of unclaimed gift tags and time is ticking. Unwrapped gifts are due to the Involvement Center with their tags by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.
"If you have the ability to help, stop by the Involvement Center and pick up a tag," Mortensen said.
For more information call ODK at (936) 468-2870 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.