Sharing Food, Gifts and Aid During the Holidays
Campus Groups Offer Many Opportunities to Reach Out to Others in the Spirit of Giving
Nov. 14, 2012
Toys for Children
Camp Titan, the recognized philanthropy of the Associated Students Inc., is holding its annual Holiday Toy Drive through Dec. 5. All donations from the toy drive will go to underprivileged children in Orange County, ages 7 to 14.
"The Camp Titan Toy Drive is a chance for students and other members of the Cal State Fullerton campus community to help families in need during the holiday season," said Ray Edmondson, Camp Titan co-director of camper management. "It is a great way for all of us to give back to those less fortunate and strengthens our sense of community on campus."
All members of the campus community are invited to participate in the toy drive by choosing a child's name and age from the Titan Toy Drive train display in the Titan Student Union lobby. All participants are asked to purchase and return an age-appropriate, unwrapped toy to TSU Information & Services by Dec. 5.
Students, staff and faculty members on the CSUF Irvine Campus may contribute by choosing a child's name from a snowman located in the lobby of the Irvine Campus building. Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off in Room 115.
Monetary donations will be accepted and used to purchase gifts. Donated gifts will be distributed by Camp Titan student organizers at a holiday party later in December.
Camp Titan is an American Camping Association-accredited camp and is funded through Associated Student body fees, Greek Week activities and private donations. For more information about the Holiday Toy Drive, call the Camp Titan office at 657-278-3036.
Season of Giving
The WoMen's Center also is gathering gifts for underprivileged children. Those wishing to make a donation can stop by Room 205 of University Hall to pick up a star or family of stars from the Angel Tree. Deadline for dropping off unwrapped donations, with name tags, is Tuesday, Dec. 4. For more information, call 657-278-3928.
Clothing Drive For Orphans
The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department and student organization, C@SA, are collecting clothes, shoes and blankets. Donors are asked to drop off donations, starting Dec. 4 in Room 330 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building. The clothes, shoes and blankets will be delivered to an orphanage and a group home in Tijuana on Jan. 5. For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share the Warmth
The English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics Department student clubs and organizations are collecting blankets, sleeping bags and comforters for the homeless. Donations can be dropped off in Room 323 of University Hall through Nov. 30. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
Supplying Holiday Food
The University Police Department has joined the Mercy House Transitional Living Center for a holiday food drive through Saturday, Dec. 15. Such items as canned vegetables, potatoes, gravy, sugars, beans, rice, juices, cookie/cake mixes and canned hams, along with gift cards for markets, can be brought to the police department 24 hours a day until 7 p.m. Dec. 15. For more information, contact Officer K. Cappuccio, 657-278-2515.
Also holding a food drive is the Volunteer and Service Center's Hunger Coalition. All proceeds will benefit the Orange County Food Bank. Canned and non-perishable food items are requested and can be delivered through Dec. 7 to the Volunteer and Service Center in Room 2 of the Titan Student Union, the TSU lobby or Career Center in Room 208 of Langsdorf Hall. For more information, contact Kim Hamon, Volunteer and Service Center, 657-278-4947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Annual Stockings for the Troops
The Student Veterans Association is collecting items to fill stockings and Hanukkah bags to be shipped to the national Wounded Warrior Project and the USO.
Items for the stockings and bags include
- Playing cards
- Travel-size games
- Crossword puzzles, etc.
- Candy (no chocolate)
- Packaged snacks (trail mix, energy bars, beef jerky, chips, cookies, gum)
- iPods, DVDs and CDs, video games, computer flash drives,
- Headsets (earpiece and microphone) and WebCams
- Gift Cards to chain stores such as supermarkets, drugstores, Walmart or Target
- Commercially sealed Lip Balm, toothpaste, toothbrushes, roll-on deodorant
- Travel-size foot powder
- Individually packaged razors
- Hand and foot warmers
- Screen printed T-shirts, baseball-style caps and gloves
- Women's lotions, travel size perfumes, soaps and body powder
Cash donations also welcome and go toward shipping charges. Donations may be made at the Veteran Center, located in Room 230 of University Hall. Deadline for donations must be made by Dec. 14.
Fullerton Girl Scout Brownies will be making cards that will go with every stocking and bag. The annual event is sponsored by the Brea Veteran's Club, Anaheim American Legion and the Fullerton Emblem Club. For more information, call 657-278-8660.