December 7, 2017

At SVSU, local high school students donating, wrapping gifts for Saginaw nonprofits

At SVSU, local high school students donating, wrapping gifts for Saginaw nonprofits

Friday, Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Curtiss Hall banquet rooms, SVSU

 

More than 90 local high school students with Saginaw Valley State University's Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute will wrap gifts collected to benefit two nonprofits.

Each year, the institute – an SVSU-housed leadership development initiative for high school students in the Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties – chooses local organizations to support. This year's participants chose to support The Emmaus House as well as Restoration Community Outreach, both based in Saginaw.

The Emmaus House is a nonprofit that provides shelter and services to help transition women released from incarceration. Restoration Community Outreach supports homeless men.

Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute members will gift-wrap items collected to donate to clients supported by both nonprofit organizations. The wrapping session is scheduled Friday, Dec. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in SVSU's Curtiss Hall banquet rooms.

They expect to collect and wrap gifts such as clothing, reading material, activity books, gift cards and toiletries.

For more information, contact SVSU's Office of Diversity Programs at (989) 964-4068.