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Toy Drive Heads Into 16th Year

Published: December 2, 2013

CSULB will continue its efforts for needy children with the 16th Annual Bob Rodgers Cherishing the Children Toy Drive, coordinated by CSULB Staff Council. It has been renamed after Rodgers, a career audio-visual specialist on campus who passed away on June 11 and who played the role of Santa Claus at the holiday party for 15 years.

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.

Members of the campus community are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys to collection boxes located throughout the campus by Monday, Dec. 2. A party for more than 100 children and their families will take place Wednesday, Dec. 4, 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.

Additional toys are being collected through Friday, Dec. 13, and will be donated to the Long Beach Fire Department’s Spark of Love toy drive for other underprivileged children.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Charleen Rice at 562/985-2501 or Maria Bucio at 562/985-7621.