Warm a Winter Wish

Contact Information

Lorie Miller

Contact Details



Are you looking for a way to make a positive impact in the Harrisonburg community this holiday season?

Each year, UREC receives wish lists of individuals and families from First Step, Mercy House and Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley.

Their wishes are hung on a tree in UREC for faculty, staff and students to fulfill. It has been proven for the past 23 years that JMU students demonstrate incredible generosity and kindness each year by donating their time and many of the gifts. Seeing the gym lined with wrapped gifts is a moving demonstration of the difference we can make when we all do a small part.

Our goals include extending the UREC mission to our community with an emphasis on creating healthy lifestyles, recognizing that gifts purchased connect to a community need and connecting community organizations to students, faculty and staff and vice versa.

Here’s how Warm a Winter Wish works:

  •  Come to UREC anytime before December 9 during operating hours and pick a wish tag from the tree in the UREC lobby.

  •  Or, if your department would like to sponsor a family or larger gift, contact Lorie Miller at 540-568-8718 / millerla@jmu.edu.

  •  Fulfill the “wish” and return the item to UREC (unwrapped) by Tuesday, December 10 at Noon.

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Involves Faculty, Involves Staff




December 10, 2019


Recurring Event (Occurs on a regular basis but not continual)

Type of Partner

Nonprofit Agency

Primary Focus of Program

Children/Youth, and Family

Community Partner Name

First Step, Mercy House, and Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley

Begin Date


End Date


Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement


Community Service

On/Off campus

On campus

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