HOUNDS PLAY SANTA,
NET GIFTS FOR CHARITIES

Moravian College is displaying holiday spirit through a variety of community service projects this season. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee raised nearly $800 from student-athletes throughout Moravian College to purchase holiday toys and other gifts for Turning Point, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.

At right, SAAC Treasurer Jayson Williams (football), Vice-President Laura Boyd (field hockey), and President C.J. Robinson (football) drop off their gift-filled sacks at Turning Point.

Through December 18, the College and Seminary are holding a food drive to helps stock the food pantry of New Bethany Ministries, which serves the poor and homeless in Bethlehem. "We have an opportunity to help care for families in our community who have been hardest hit by the economic downturn," said Florence Kimball, dean of the Comenius Center and one of the drive's organizers.

Other charitable efforts include Operation Santa Claus, spearheaded on campus by Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant professor of sociology. The project pairs needy local families with secret Santas, who provide holiday gifts.