UHV Supports Local Nonprofits Through Third Annual “Giving Tree”

Local nonprofit organizations will get a holiday boost in donations this year from University of Houston-Victoria students, faculty and staff as they participate in the third annual “Giving Tree.” Sponsored by the UHV Student Senate, the donation drive will begin Friday, December 1, at 10 a.m. with a tree-trimming event in the University Center foyer.


Community members who would like to contribute to the Giving Tree drive may do so December 1-17 by bringing donations to UHV and leaving them under the tree. Clothing and linens should be new or gently used, and all items should be unwrapped.


Five local nonprofit organizations will benefit from the donation drive: Perpetual Help Home, Crossroads Youth and Family Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Mid-Coast Family Services and the Salvation Army. Items sought range from household goods and toiletries to Christmas gifts for children and canned food items. A complete list is available online at


“Community partnerships that positively affect the quality of life for everyone in the region are a fundamental part of UHV’s mission,” said UHV President Tim Hudson. “The generous gifts left under the Giving Tree are a great example of just how much our students, faculty and staff take that to heart.”


For more information, contact Danny Ochoa at (361) 570-4149 or Nancy Love at (361) 570-4351.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.