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B-CU Gives to Over 60 Local Families in the Community During the Holidays


Seasons giving is what is happening at Bethune-Cookman University. B-CU is spreading good cheer across Daytona Beach and surrounding communities. On November 20th the Office of Chaplaincy collected nearly 100 gift baskets during the annual Thanksgiving Day Chapel Service. Each basket was filled with a Thanksgiving meal for families in need. Since the early 1980s, B-CU has hosted this initiative to provide for the local community. This year, over 60 families received assistance.

Furthermore, a selected family from Deltona received an early Christmas from the B-CU National Pre-Alumni Council. Yesterday, the Council made a Christmas wish come true for a family of six, during its fourth annual Adopt-a-Family Christmas event. Students, staff and special guests came together to share the joy of the holidays while a single-mother, LaKesha Cottle and three of her children, two boys and one girl, all under the age of seven received gifts and enjoyed a Christmas dinner.

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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

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