Fairmont State University launches ‘Christmas with a Falcon’

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Fairmont State University Student Government Association is partnering with Marion County Schools to make Christmas special for underprivileged elementary school students.

The Student Government Association Christmas with a Falcon sponsorship program is excepting monetary donations for the effort.

“This year more than ever, our Falcon Heart needs to loom large,” Mirta M. Martin, president of Fairmont State University, said. “Many children and families in our area were struggling before the global pandemic. Whether through COVID-related illness or job insecurity, those children now face a colder winter than most of us can imagine. I sincerely urge all in our Falcon Family to donate to this initiative – your gift will have an immediate and profound impact, and will surely brighten a child’s Christmas.”

A $100 donation will sponsor one child, but a donation at any level is accepted. The association will coordinate buying, wrapping and delivering the gifts.

“Christmas morning can be a bright and happy time for many children,” said Zachary Taylor, Fairmont State Student Government Association Representative. “Sadly, here in Marion county many children will wake up to nothing but an empty tree. Please take a few moments to donate and help us give these children a Christmas.”

Donations can be made online here and please designate it to the Christmas with a Falcon Fund. by visiting the Fairmont State University Foundation website at fsufoundation.org/giving/give. All donations made should be designated to the Falcon Fund, indicating the funds are for the Christmas with a Falcon Program. Cash and checks are also accepted. Please make checks payable to Fairmont State University.