Toy Drive 2014
Toy drive underway to brighten holiday for county kids

The college community is running its 27th annual toy drive in an effort to make sure each child in Oswego County has a gift to open during the holiday season.

The drive typically garners 500 to 600 gifts and donations used to purchase dozens more.

An employee volunteer in each campus building helps coordinate the effort, which operates in conjunction with Oswego County’s Department of Social Services for the benefit of needy families.

Students look at ornaments with names on Toy Drive treeTrees have sprouted up in buildings around campus with paper ornaments bearing children’s first names and relevant information. Faculty, staff and students are invited to pick an ornament, purchase a gift and return the ornament attached to the unwrapped gift in time for one of the two campus collections, Dec. 12 and 19.

Alternatively, monetary donations may be sent to Casey Walpole in Room 301 of Culkin Hall (checks made out to SUNY Oswego Toy Drive).

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PHOTO CAPTION: Spirit of the season—In the Marano Campus Center, students Alain Pierre-Lys, left, a junior majoring in communication and social interaction, and Adam Wilmot, a junior economics major, consider what gifts to buy for local children during the college’s 27th annual toy drive.

(Posted: Nov 25, 2014)