On Thursday, December 20th, members of the Widener Law School community gathered to wrap presents that had been collected for the families adopted as part of the Widener Law Center and Clinic Adopt a Family Program. Cookies, cupcakes, and chocolates provided ample incentive for volunteer wrappers while the festive sounds of Christmas music provided the proper atmosphere.
Under the guidance of the Adopt a Family Program organizer Dottie Hemphill, Assistant Dean and Registrar at Widener Law, members of the law school community carted piles of presents for each of the adopted families from the Registrar’s office over to classroom 123, where the wrapping commenced. While there were a great many presents to be wrapped, the dedicated and cheerful members of the law school community who turned out got the job done efficiently.
Support for the program this year was overwhelming, with numerous toys, clothes, gift cards, and donations provided for each family. The generous spirit of the Widener Law community shone through in the piles of brightly wrapped presents that graced the long tables of the classroom and in the warm smiles on the faces of the volunteer wrappers.
A hearty thank you goes out to everyone who generously contributed their time, effort, and resources to help these families in need during this holiday season. Congratulations also go out to Dottie Hemphill, Professor Nichols, and everyone involved with the Widener Law Center and Clinic Adopt a Family Program for another successful year.