Monroe Library staff sponsoring Project Cherub
Loyola announcement - December 11, 2002
Staff of Loyola University New Orleans’ J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library sponsoring Project Cherub
The Monroe Library staff is helping to make a merrier holiday season for some local homeless children this year through Project Cherub. Project Cherub, a program of On Giant Shoulders, a local not-for-profit community organization, began in 1999 as Forgotten Angels and has helped more than 500 homeless children.
The program is collecting new toys, books, and clothing for homeless children ages 1 to 17. A Christmas tree with paper ornaments has been decorated in the lobby of the library. People who want to be a part of the project are asked to pick an ornament from the tree and to buy a gift for the child listed on the ornament. Unwrapped gifts are brought to the circulation desk in the library for distribution. Gifts will be accepted through December 20. The Loyola University Big Brothers/Big Sisters Collaborative has also received gifts from this effort.
The library staff has always collected gifts for community projects during the Christmas season but Kathy Fleming, a graduate student in Loyola’s education department, suggested the idea of donating the gifts to Project Cherub this year. For more information, contact Fleming, 864-7138 or Christy Rillette, 864-7138.