Still time to register for 'Toys from the Heart', donations needed
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – There’s still time for families to register for Southeastern Louisiana University’s fourth annual “Toys from the Heart” holiday toy drive, Nov. 29-Dec. 9.
Southeastern’s Greek organizations Kappa Alpha Psi Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Inc., along with the Recreational Sports and Wellness department and the Office of Multicultural and Student Affairs (MISA), have teamed up to collect toys for underprivileged Hammond children.
“We have about 88 registered families to date,” said Eric Summers, MISA director. “This total is below the limit that we can serve, and we hope to have more families sign up to help us bring joy to children’s lives.”
Toys will be given to registered families Dec. 10 from 1-5 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center. Families interested in receiving toys may register for the drive by calling the MISA office at (985) 549-3850. Requests are filled on a first come, first served basis.
New, unwrapped toys may be delivered to donation boxes located in the Student Union Mall Nov. 29-Dec. 3 and Dec. 6-9. Donation boxes will also be located at the MISA office and inside the Pennington Student Activity Center. Summers said due to an overabundance of girl toys, they are in need of more toys for boys.
Those interested in participating may also make a monetary donation for the purchase of new toys.
For more information about “Toys from the Heart,” contact the MISA office at (985) 549-3850.