KJ Williams Black Law Society hosts Angel Tree Lighting

The Charleston School of Law Keith J. Williams Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host the 17th annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 13 at 1 p.m. The event will be held on the second floor in the common area.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our faculty, staff and students to give gifts to ‘Angels’ in our community,” said Debra Gammons, Director of Diversity and Initiatives at Charleston Law. 

Gammons said the Angel Tree benefits students from Sanders-Clyde Elementary School, noting that many of the students from the school “would not receive Christmas gifts were it not for this wonderful event.”

Here’s how it works:

Faculty and students are invited to visit the Angel Tree and select an “angel” from the tree. Email kjwblsa@charlestonlaw.edu with your “angel’s” name to get his/her Christmas wish List. Drop your wrapped gifts (with your Angel’s name attached) off at the Christmas tree. The children are between the ages of four and 11 years old.

The event also provides an opportunity for the Charleston Law community to gather to kick off the holiday season ahead. Hot chocolate, cookies, and doughnuts will be served to celebration this season of giving and outreach.

The Charleston Law chapter of BLSA is an affiliate of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the largest student-run organization in the United States, representing more than 6,000 Black law students.


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