CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland State student-athletes, members of the CSU Department of Athletics and members of the Wolstein Center staff are helping families in need during the holiday season through the Adopt-A-Family Program.
A total of 10 families and more than 40 total people, including 32 children, were assisted through the program. All families reside in Cleveland with ages ranging from two weeks to adults.
Organized by the CSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the SAAC members collected more than $4,000 in cash donations from their teammates, coaches and athletic department staff, shopped for items on the families’ wish lists and wrapped the items for delivery. Items included clothes, coats and toys.
The Wolstein Center staff also collected and distributed gifts for a family in need this holiday season.
The Adopt-a-Family Program assists hundreds of families each year, helping lessen the stress for families that often surrounds the holiday season. Many of the families have little or no financial resources, so the contributions of volunteers like the Viking student-athletes make a significant difference in creating a memorable holiday.
To learn more please visit: http://www.csuvikings.com/genrel/2014-15/AdoptFamily