Whose Wish Will you Warm this Holiday Season?

Article by Bailey McCaffrey

With the holidays approaching quickly, it’s the perfect time to get in the spirit of giving. Warm a Winter Wish is an event through Campus Recreation from now until the 5th of December. Everyone is invited to donate gift cards which will be given as holiday gifts to students in the Fostering Success Program.


The CSU Fostering Success Program is designed to bring together students who are fully independent and identify as a former fostered youth. The program will help these students receive the support and encouragement they need in order to be successful in their collegiate efforts. Although they come from different backgrounds, they are welcomed into a community of of people who are also taking school on independently. The year-round support of other students is hugely appreciated, especially through the holidays.


In order for this event to be successful, we is asking for your help in gathering gift cards of $20 increments to give as gifts. You can bring these gift cards into the Service Center desk at Campus Rec, where they will given to students in this program. We are requesting gift cards for local Fort Collins businesses, good examples including King Soopers, Target, Amazon, Walmart. Anna L, a member at CSU Campus Recreation, participated in this event last year and is excited to participate again. “I know there are people on our campus who may not view the holidays in the same way as myself, so this was an easy way to hopefully give back to students just like me who need support and encouragement.” she says.


Rec Cares is a committee at Campus Recreation that is excited to give back to the community. They have organized Warm a Winter Wish for the past few years. This committee puts on events for students to participate in throughout the year including Adopt a Street, the Reuse-A-Shoe Donation, and Warm a Winter Wish. Rec Cares is doing a great job positively influencing our building and fostering good community, but they need your help to continue with their success!

Share some holiday joy with another by bringing in a gift card to the service center by Tuesday, December 5, 2017, before 11:00 pm. You can also submit a cash donation through the Fostering Success Program website HERE.

We know that the ability to make monetary donations to others is a privilege that some of us may not hold, but if you are able to, we hope that you join us in the spirit of giving.