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B-CU Pre-Alumni Council Hosts 2nd Annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas

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Students Raise Over $800 Toward Holiday Gifts for Less Fortunate Families

Students from the Pre-Alumni Council hosted the 2nd Annual Adopt-a-Family Christmas this past Friday in the Wendell P. Holmes Business Building. Two less fortunate families were selected from the local community to receive gifts during the holiday season. Over 50 B-CU students and supporters attended the event including, The Black Males Think Tank and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. The Pre-Alumni Council raised over $800 to provide shoes, clothes, toys and games for the families. “It was such a humbling feeling to be able to provide so much for these deserving families,” said John McMullen, President of the Pre-Alumni Council.

The students and families shared food, fellowship and other activities during the giving celebration while families opened their gifts. “Each family has experienced countless struggles and have been so humble and gracious in the few times we’ve shared together,” said Pre-Alumni Council Vice President, Ayisha Smith. 

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.