Lycoming College collects more than 500 items for local Toys for Tots

More than 500 items were collected by Lycoming College's faculty, staff and students in support of the local Toys for Tots campaign.

More than 500 items were collected by Lycoming College's faculty, staff and students in support of the local Toys for Tots campaign.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College’s faculty, staff and students have embraced the holiday spirit by donating more than 500 items to the 2008 Lycoming County Toys for Tots campaign. The College’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has coordinated the campus-wide event every year since 1999. Barb Carlin, event coordinator and a member of the admissions staff, says this year’s total is one of the highest ever collected by the College. Last year, more than 400 toys were donated.According to Chuck Smith, the Lycoming County Toys for Tots coordinator, all of the toys from the College are being sent to the Salvation Army, which will distribute them to more than 1,000 needy children in the Williamsport area.

Now in its 61st year, Toys for Tots is a program of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and collects new, unwrapped toys in October, November and December each year, according to the Toys for Tots Web site. The gifts are then distributed as holiday gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences college dedicated to the undergraduate education of more than 1,400 students. Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit http://www.lycoming.edu.

Advertisements
Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: