Last semester students, faculty and staff donated gifts, dog food and money to the Meals on Wheels clients.

“We wanted to thank everyone for participating and making some people happy with those little gifts,” said Sheri Parker, coordinator of library operations.

This tradition has been going on at Texas Wesleyan for the past eight years. Staff at the West Library decorated a tree and placed stars on the tree with the names of clients and the gifts of their choice.

In 2004, the library collected 98 gifts, and this year, the library was able to collect 369 gifts, 49 bag of food for animals and $250.

In a previous issue of The Rambler junior English major Janeé Alexander said, “I think it is great that students, faculty and staff come together to help people in need.”

Some of the gifts that were wanted ranged from socks to gloves.

Technical services clerk Allison Kane still takes time every week to go help distribute meals for the Meals on Wheels program. During her route, she delivered some of the gifts available to clients.

“Giving the gifts is really a happy rewarding experience,” Kane said. “Even though the gifts are little things, it really makes their day.”

Kane said that doing the Meals on Wheels program also lets the clients have interaction with people, and someone gets to check on them to make sure they are okay.

Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers. If you or anyone you know is interested in lending a hand, contact them at (817) 336-0912.