Public Service Spotlight: Grant Nelson | UVA Student Council

This week’s Public Service Spotlight features Grant Nelson, a 4th year economics major. He serves as this year’s Head Program Director for Madison House’s Holiday Sharing program. As the director of 5 other program directors, Grant serves as coordinator of enrollment, recruit- ment, donations and logistics. After making a spur-of-the-moment decision to volunteer in his second year, Grant served as a Program director last year.

“The goal of Holiday Sharing is to provide a happier, more comfortable holiday season for as many Charlottesville families as possible,” Grant said. In collaboration with the Salvation Army, Holiday Sharing’s donations represent a full 15-20% of the Angel Tree program.

Sponsors of the donations include a variety of different students from around UVA, from faculty to sports teams to student organizations. Sponsors can sign up at Individuals can also make donations via holiday trees at the Bookstore, Clark, Clemons, O’Hill, and Madison House.

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