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17th Annual Bob Rodgers Cherishing Children Toy Drive

For Needy Children

Overloaded sleigh

For more information, contact Charleen Rice Ext. 5-2501.

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Bring new, unwrapped toys to collection boxes throughout campus.

Deadline for Cherish the Children Toy Drive collection is Friday, December 12, 2014 (some of the toys are needed for the Children's party on December 11th).

The wrap party meets before the Children's Holiday party to wrap presents to be given out at the campus hosted party. Staff volunteers wrap between 120 - 150 gifts.

The Cherishing Children Holday Party is on Thursday, December 11, 2014 and hosts 100-125 children from low income or foster care facilities. Volunteers from across campus assist in the party which features music, refreshments, clowns, jugglers, crafts and games. Each child receives a gift, a goodie bag and a photo with Santa.

The toy drive runs from October 15 - December 12 with collection boxes throughout the campus. Staff, students, faculty and alumni all participate in the toy collection drive. A portion of the toys collected are set aside for the children’s party and the remainder are given to the Long Beach Fire Department, "Spark of Love" Toy Drive.