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'Toys from the Heart' brings joy to area children

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University students, faculty and staff are spreading the joy of the holiday season by participating in the 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.
     The drive is expected to bring joy into the lives of 350 children this holiday season.
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. 
     Those interested in participating may also make a monetary donation for the purchase of new toys, and all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. 
     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.
     Students, faculty and staff are invited to “Brunch with Santa,” Wednesday, Dec. 1 between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. hosted by Recreational Sports and Wellness in the Pennington Student Activity Center. Attendees are asked to bring one new toy or make a $5 donation to “Toys from the Heart.”
     For more information about “Toys from the Heart,” contact the MISA office at (985) 549-3850.


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