Averett University partners with Boys and Girls Club for Angel Tree

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Published: Nov. 30, 2016 at 3:13 PM EST
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For kids with the Danville Area Boys and Girls club, Christmas begins tonight.

Fifty-five kids are receiving toys, clothes and other holiday gifts. Averett University has partnered with the club for Angel Tree. It's their third year participating and they it's a tradition they plan to continue.

"It's complete chaos, but it's fun chaos. When we say 1-2-3 open your presents and we have 55 kids in here with their angels and our students volunteering, they just rip into their presents and it's a lot of fun. It's so much joy in the room," says Averett University Assistant Director of Community Engagement, Rachel Covington.

The gifts were purchased by faculty as well as student organizations. There were also some individual donations.