Still time to register for ‘Toys from the Heart’, donations needed

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: November 27, 2012

      HAMMOND – There's still time for families to register for Southeastern Louisiana University's annual "Toys from the Heart" holiday toy drive.

     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, the Office of Multicultural and Student Affairs (MISA), and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee have teamed up to collect toys for underprivileged local children.

     "We have about 70 registered families to date," said Eric Summers, assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. "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."

     Families interested in receiving toys may register for the drive by calling the MISA office at (985) 549-3850 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday until registration is full. Requests are filled on a first come, first served basis.

     Those registering children must speak with a person; no messages will be taken. Toys will be given to registered families Dec. 7 from 1-5 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.

     New, unwrapped toys may be delivered to donation boxes located in the Student Union Mall Nov. 28- 29 and Dec. 3-6. Donation boxes will also be located at the MISA office in the Student Union, room 206, and inside the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue. 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.

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