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Helping at Holidays

Entryway Monument in Christmas LightsThe generosity of many McKendreans brightened the holiday season for local residents who faced an especially challenging year in 2020. The University joined with the ministerial alliance to support 48 families, including 113 children, in surrounding communities for the annual Christmas Families Project. The McKendree community contributed $2,008 in cash, checks and gift cards to the collaborative effort of other groups and churches to help those in need.

On campus, a food drive held during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November collected more than 1,700 non-perishable items for the Bearcat Pantry, which assists residential students, particularly those who remain on campus when the dining hall is closed.