N.C. A&T’s Winter Wishes in Aggieland to Grant Guilford Cty. Foster Children Holiday Wishes

By staff / 12/01/2022 Employees

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2022) – For the fifth consecutive year, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host Winter Wishes in Aggieland and grant the holiday gift (wishes) of Guilford County foster children.

In partnership with Guilford County Department of Social Services, the annual event will take place Friday, Dec. 2, from noon to 3 p.m. around the Deese Clock Tower.


N.C. A&T Employees share what "Winter Wishes in Aggieland" means to them.

University employees will sponsor 600 holiday gifts (wishes) for 200 children, three for each child, which will be distributed to social services before the holiday. Participants will drop off their gifts, have the opportunity to mingle over light holiday fare, receive a gift of appreciation, and enjoy inspirational holiday songs.  

WHO: N.C. A&T employees; Guilford County Social Services representative(s)

WHAT: Annual Winter Wishes in Aggieland at N.C. A&T, collecting holiday gift wishes, supporting foster children in Guilford County.

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 2, noon to 3 p.m. Media interviews available from 11 a.m. to noon. Photo and video capture are encouraged throughout.

WHERE: Participants will gather around the Deese Clock Tower on A&T’s campus to drop off their wish(es) and pick up a thank you gift and treat.

CONTACT: Jackie Torok, media relations director, 336-681-0028 or jtorok@ncat.edu

WHY: A&T is committed to exceptional public service and community engagement. The university sees its leadership role in the Greensboro and Piedmont Triad area as one that impacts individuals as well as entities and systems. Supporting Guilford County Social Services and the numerous foster children the department serves is a privilege, honor and duty that the university embraces and looks to expand.


Media Contact Information: jtorok@ncat.edu

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