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Toy Drive Heads into 12th Year, Continues Through Dec. 12

Published: December 1, 2009

CSULB will continue its 12th annual Cherishing Children Toy Drive for needy children through Friday, Dec. 12. The toy drive is sponsored by staff, students, faculty and alumni.

The need for donated toys is greater than ever this year, as local agencies are seeing a significant increase in the number of clients seeking assistance. CSULB has consistently been a major provider of donated holiday toys to Long Beach area agencies, according to toy drive coordinator Bob Rodgers of Audio Visual Services.

Members of the campus community are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys to collection boxes located throughout the campus. A party hosted by Staff Council and the Office of the President will be held for the children on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in The Pointe.

The remainder of the toys will be taken to the American Red Cross and the Long Beach Fire Department for other needy children.

For individuals who don’t have the time but would like to contribute, monetary donations will be accepted and the shopping will be done for you. Those donating money will receive a list of items purchased and a copy of the receipt for tax purposes.

For more information or to obtain a collection box, contact Rodgers at 562/985-7853.

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