DEC. 12, 2018 – The Keith James Williams Black Law Students Association will celebrate a special holiday tradition with its annual Angel Tree gift distribution to local children on Friday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at Charleston Development Academy. All Charleston Law students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
The Angel Tree Project encourages students, faculty and staff to select an ornament connected to a wish list from a local child (or “angel”) and purchase gifts for that child. Before Christmas, Santa delivers the tree and gifts to children at their school during a breakfast BLSA provides.
Along with encouraging generosity, the tree also provides an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to remember a deceased loved one. Last month, members of the Charleston Law community placed ornaments on the tree in remembrance of a loved one and BLSA held a tree lighting ceremony after all the ornaments were placed.
Third-year law student Alexis Coleman, who helped coordinate this year’s Angel Tree Project, explained that the Angel Tree is a way for “all to come together and spread kindness, love and holiday cheer.”
“For the past 13 years, thanks to the generosity of our faculty, staff and students, we have made a difference in the lives of more than 1,500 children in the Charleston community. There is no better way to end the year than giving back and spreading joy,” Coleman said.