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Circle of Love Goes Virtual This Holiday Season

Circle of Love digital flyer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2020)  The University of Kentucky is keeping the holiday tradition of Circle of Love alive this year by going virtual.

Circle of Love is a gift giving program that allows university faculty, staff and students to give back to the community. Circle of Love has partnered with elementary schools in Fayette County to identify families that want to be part of the program. The program runs now through Dec. 4.

The holiday season can be an extremely stressful time for a lot of families, especially with the financial burden that can come with it.

This year, UK community members can make wishes come true for children by purchasing gifts from families’ Amazon Wishlists. All gifts will be sent directly to the elementary schools and will be distributed by the schools’ family resource coordinator or school counselor. 

To access the Amazon Wishlists, follow this link and select the school or schools you want to donate to. Add items to your cart and check out.

Amazon gift cards can also be purchased through the link above or sent directly to the schools participating.

For any questions, please email

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