A community service staple and College favorite is the Angel Tree Project. Since 1996 this annual project is where students, faculty and staff select a paper angel from a Christmas tree. The angel contains a child’s age, their gender, and asks for clothes, a new toy, or both.
Ages of the angels range from infant to 16 years; students then deliver the gifts to the children at a holiday party coordinated by Child and Family Resources in Penn Yan. Between 32-40 students are reached by this project each year.
Keuka College joins more than 3 million individuals across the nation to participate in Make a Difference Day, USA Weekend magazine’s annual day of community service.
On the last Saturday in October, Keuka students volunteered for 2-4 hours at different location in the village of Penn Yan.
This program was created because as students wanted to be able to show their appreciation for faculty/staff of the College who have a made a difference in their lives. This program was created by community service advocates. Since the dinner was started in 2009, 83 students have nominated 58 staff and faculty members.