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Toy Drive Heads into 15th Year

Published: November 30, 2012

CSULB will continue its 15th annual Cherishing the Children Toy Drive for needy children, coordinated by CSULB Staff Council.

The need for donated toys and gifts for infants through teens remains high as local social service agencies continue to see a significant number of families 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 Audiovisual Services.

Members of the campus community are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys to collection boxes located throughout the campus by Monday, Dec. 3. A party for the children will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid, hosted by Staff Council and the Office of the President.

Volunteers are needed to assist at the party as well as to wrap gifts prior to the event. A toy wrapping session is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Brotman Hall 302.

Additional toys are being collected through Dec. 14 and will be donated to the Long Beach Fire Department’s Spark of Love toy drive for other underprivileged children.