Santa checking list twice at North PoleGet on Santa’s “nice” list by signing up for the Adopt-a-Family campaign.

Sponsors sought for campus holiday charity project

How many times have you heard that holiday time is for children? The Adopt-a-Family program of the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation works to make that ideal a reality, and is looking for sponsors across the university community.

Mary Anne Beaudoin in the office of Public Affairs and Communications coordinates the campus Adopt-a-Family effort. The foundation requests that sponsors focus on food and clothing in addition to toys, as these items are often difficult for families to afford.

Sponsors may choose a family as large as two parents with four kids or as small as a single parent and child. Youths on extended care are also available for sponsorship. They are individuals over the age of 16 years old attending school while living independently.

“All anyone has to do right now is e-mail a request,” says Beaudoin. “A truck will pick up donations here on December 6. That leaves lots of time to shop!”

Potential sponsors will receive profiles of family members and a list of their wishes. Send expressions of interest to Beaudoin at