An SJR State holiday tradition continues through Project PRAISE

Project PRAISE

St. Johns River State College employees were able to help make Christmas a little brighter for 47 children with donations of toys, clothing and other goodies to the Project PRAISE organization. According to SJR State employee and Project PRAISE site coordinator Toni Mast, the College is one of the largest contributors in Putnam County to donate to the federal program managed by Putnam County School District. The gifts will be delivered just in time for Christmas to children selected by the organization who are experiencing economic hardship.

Mast said the Christmas project, one of the many projects sponsored annually by Project PRAISE, has become a College tradition. "College employees really look forward to receiving their sponsored child’s name," Mast said. "This project would not be the success it has become without the generosity of the faculty, administration and staff from all three campuses. I think it brings us closer together as an organization."

Mast added that this is the 17th year the College has participated in the event. For more information, contact Project PRAISE at (386) 329-0543.

SJR State employees stand among gifts to be delivered to children this Christmas as part of an annual charity program of Project PRAISE. From front to back: Toni Mast, SJR State President Joe Pickens, Senior Vice President Melissa Miller, Susan Geoghagan and Susan Sutliff.



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020