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Southeastern's Gamma Beta Phi chapter holds toy drive for Santa Bear

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s chapter of Gamma Beta Phi honor society is collecting toys for needy children through Santa Bear, the Hammond Daily Star’s annual toy drive in association with the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Department.
     Over the years, Gamma Beta Phi has become one of the largest contributors to the program. This year they are opening the drive, which began Nov. 4, to the campus community at Southeastern. The toy drive will continue through Nov. 24, when the group will deliver the toys to the Daily Star.
     Any interested individual or group can contribute to the program through Gamma Beta Phi. Toys should be unwrapped and age appropriate for children from two to 12 years old. Any toy is acceptable, with the exception of toys of a violent nature, such as guns, knives, swords, etc.
     Toys may be dropped off to Jackie Dale Thomas, director of leadership development and student activities at Southeastern and the Gamma Beta Phi advisor, in the Student Union, room 110 on or before Nov. 24.
     For more information, contact Thomas at (985) 549-2233 or

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