Toy Drive helps needy children

imageMembers of the college community shopped for 600 needy children in Oswego County in the SUNY Oswego Toy Drive’s 17th year of brightening the holidays.

“In the past everyone has been extremely generous with giving gifts,” said Penfield Library’s Marion Green, chair of the drive.

Oswego County’s Department of Social Services gave campus coordinators the names and ages of 600 needy children. Trees and wreaths displayed in several campus buildings have paper ornaments on them, each bearing a child’s name, gender and age. Faculty, students and staff take a paper ornament and buy that child a toy, delivering it unwrapped to campus pickup points early in the week before Christmas.

Alternatively, checks can be made out to SUNY Oswego Toy Drive and sent to Casey Walpole in Room 301 of Culkin Hall. For more information, call Walpole at 312-2136.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Tree trimming—SUNY Oswego’s 17th annual Toy Drive to help disadvantaged children around Oswego County looked to brighten the holidays for those in need. Members of the college’s Student Athlete Mentors program—including broadcasting and mass communication major Corey Stark (left) and senior elementary education major Vania Cheung—recently decorated a tree in Laker Hall.

(Posted: Nov 24, 2004)