University of Phoenix St. Louis Locations Give Back This Holiday SeasonBy : UOPX News | December 22, 2008
ST. LOUIS , December 22, 2008 — In the hustle and bustle of this busy holiday season, University of Phoenix St. Louis locations took time to spread holiday joy to the St. Louis community this week.
The four locations (Des Peres, Downtown St. Louis Learning Center, O'Fallon and Earth City) joined forces to collect donations for the Salvation Army, United Way and the University's Warming Up St. Louis project which was started last year to support New Life Evangelical Center's Winter Patrol.
The collections were a success, with the University contributing the following:
- Over $330 to the Salvation Army Red Kettle, through the new online red kettle
- $800 and 34 gifts for a family from the United Way's 100 Neediest Cases
- More than 35 items including blankets, coats, gloves, hats and scarves, to Winter Patrol
"It's important to the St. Louis campuses, especially during the holiday season, to support the organizations that provide such great services to our community," says Jeremiah Hood, University of Phoenix Campus Director. "To bring our staff, students and faculty together to create a memorable holiday for others is incredibly rewarding and I'm proud of everyone who was involved."
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