Toy drive serves community, campus

by Martha I. Fernandez
Managing Editor

With hopes of serving the community while promoting themselves as a force on campus, the Athletic Council’s service committee will sponsor a toy drive, Nov. 27- Dec. 8.

Under the leadership of junior Jennifer Zwissler and senior Tiffany Hall, the service committee is in the process of finding a benefactor for the toy drive.

Currently, the committee’s options are the La Verne Church of the Brethren, the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots organization or the Salvation Army. The organization chosen will be responsible for finding children to receive the toys.

“We figured we would do something different and hopefully it will work,” said Zwissler, about why a toy drive was chosen as the service project.

The entire University of La Verne community is invited to participate in the toy drive that will be held Mondays through Thursdays, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Fridays, from 8 a.m.-noon.

A deposit area will be designated in the Student Center for the unwrapped toys to be donated.

“If they’re wrapped you can’t tell if they’re strictly for a girl or guy, and the kids can choose what they want,” said Hall, who along with other committee members will collect the toys every day of the drive.

According to Hall, this is the first major project of the Athletic Council, which is made up of two representatives from each team sport and advised by Julie Kline, assistant professor of physical education, and Jim Paschal, professor of physical education and athletic director.

“The purpose is to get athletics more involved in the community and campus of La Verne,” said Hall.

The council is divided into committees focusing on service, awards, social purposes, agenda and leadership.

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