PTA Club Partners With ASA's Angels for Holiday Outreach


The Kent State University at Ashtabula Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club student organization led an effort on campus to brighten the holidays for local children in conjunction with Asa’s Angels, a non-profit organization that operates quarterly outreach programs.

The club hosted a clothing, toy and basic needs drive in Robert S. Morrison Hall throughout November, inviting the campus community to select one of 30 child gift sponsor tags. 

The wish lists included items like socks, underwear, clothing, pajamas, games, science kits, video games, Paw Patrol and PJ Mask toys, Legos, Barbies and more. The ages of the children range from infant to sixteen years old.  

“The students really wanted to do something to support the local community, to give back in some way,” said Clinical Education Academic Coordinator Ashley Vlasov, PTA, MPH. “Working with Asa’s Angels, an organization in our community, to help their efforts has been great. We are hoping next year to start a little earlier and make it bigger and support more children and families.”

The “Christmas for Kids” outreach program is one of several Asa’s Angels operates throughout the year, along with an Easter drive and a “Back to School” supplies drive. Founded in 2007, Asa’s Angels helps those in need in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Cuyahoga counties. Visit for more details.  

POSTED: Monday, January 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 7, 2022 - 12:48pm