University Students Sort Hundreds of Donated Gifts
University of Scranton students, faculty and staff donated hundreds of presents to children in need through two Christmas gift drives organized by the Jesuit university’s Center for Service and Social Justice. More than 400 gifts donated through the Giving Tree program were distributed to children through age 14 by the United Neighborhood Centers, Friends of the Poor and area group homes. In addition, through the Adopt an Angel program, 72 sponsors “adopted” specific children from the Moosic and Taylor area Head Start program, donating to them “toy wishes” and clothing. Sorting through the donated items are, kneeling from left: Isla Carruthers of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Maggie Ruskowski of Philadelphia, Matt Tarantino of Westfield, N.J., Kelly Judge of Scranton and Julie Dragonetti of Monroe, Conn. Standing are, Peter DeLong of Downingtown, Jackie Bailey of Scott Township and Mary Longest of Demarest, N.J.