This month the Alumni Association staff took part in two charitable activities to spread holiday cheer throughout the community.
Staff and friends donated nonperishable food items and gently used clothing for the Black Bear Exchange, UMaine’s on-campus food pantry and clothing exchange. The mission of the Black Bear Exchange is to provide equitable resources to all those who work, attend, and live near the University of Maine, as well as to reuse goods in order to eliminate wasted resources.
In addition, the Buchanan Alumni House Christmas tree had a special feature this year. In partnership with Christmas is for Kids, a local collaboration to provide Christmas gifts to those in need, staff, visitors, and community members could purchase presents for area children.