The Annual Student Affairs Help an Elf program is designed to assist currently enrolled, full-time APSU students with holiday shopping by providing gifts for their children. Recipients of the holiday gifts will be children of income eligible APSU students who are currently enrolled in 12 or more credit hours, and who are not participating in any off campus holiday gift programs.
Submitting an application serves as authorization for the Office of Student Affairs to verify financial aid information through University records and to obtain program participation information from local agencies who sponsor similar programs.
APPLICANTS FOR THE PROGRAM
Our goal is to provide assistance to as many families as possible, but please note that priority will be given to first time participants. The number of families assisted by this program is contingent on the number of groups, organizations, or departments available to adopt families. If there are not enough groups, organizations, individuals or departments available to adopt all families, applicants will be notified. Information will remain confidential.
Applications will be available in Student Affairs, UC 208, beginning in late October 2019. Please check back at that time if you are interested in applying. If you have any questions regarding the program, please call or email Diana Forte in Student Affairs at (931) 221-6570.
WANT TO ADOPT AN ELF FAMILY? "ADOPTIONS" BEGIN IN LATE NOVEMBER
The eligible families are "adopted" by Austin Peay organizations, offices, departments, groups as well as individuals. Elf adoptions by those wishing to purchase gifts will begin in late November 2019. Please contact Student Affairs at 931-221-6570 if you are interested in adopting an elf, or if you would like to assist the program.
HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM
Student Affairs' Help an Elf program has been a part of celebrating the holiday season and assisting APSU students and their families since 1994. More than 60 children of eligible APSU students were adopted by staff, faculty and students in 2015, 38 children in 2016, 58 children in 2017 and 57 children in 2018!