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    Orange Santa brings holiday cheer to campus community

    By palmercr
    Published: Dec. 16, 2009

    Orange Santa began in 1994 as a program designed to foster a more caring university environment by providing help for members of the university community who have special needs during the holiday season. In December 2008 Orange Santa served 498 families, including 1,831 children.

    From campus police to alumni volunteers, meet some of the many people who donate their time and resources to Orange Santa every year in order to assist faculty, staff and students experiencing hardships.

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      [...] See how Orange Santa is bringing holiday cheer to the campus community. Watch video. [...]
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      Kris Maxwell said on Jan. 6, 2010 at 2:37 p.m.
      What a wonderful story! You won't find a lot of other workplaces that have such a generous community. I only wish the emphasis of the season would be where it belongs--on the pagan celebration of the rebirth of the sun at the winter solstice.
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      Jessica said on Dec. 17, 2009 at 4:40 p.m.
      This program is one of the things I miss most now that I've graduated. I did it twice while I was at UT and I loved it. I loved that we were helping people who did the little things behind the scenes at UT. It was a small way that I could say think you for all that they do for us.
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      jim said on Dec. 16, 2009 at 4:39 p.m.
      All these people should be commended for their efforts. It is a nice thing that they do. I just wish the emphasis on Christmas would be where it belongs -- celebrating the birth of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
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