Tech-savvy Santa helping collect toys for UAB Toy Drive

Santa Claus will be busy in December, appearing at three events with UAB IT as he helps promote the UAB Toy Drive.

First up is the Dec. 4 home basketball game, at which UAB will take on North Alabama. UAB IT will be in the lobby collecting new, unwrapped toys for the UAB Toy Drive, with Santa on hand to greet fans.

Then from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 5, Santa will be taking free photos outside the TechConnect store at the Hill Student Center. Stop by to visit the store, drop off a toy for the Toy Drive and tell Santa what you want for Christmas.

Finally, Santa will help wrap up the UAB Toy Drive on Thursday, Dec. 6, with the annual Drive-Thru Santa event outside the Administration Building. Toys donated across campus will be collected there for pickup by the U.S. Marines for Toys for Tots.

Toy Drive drop-off boxes are located across campus, in buildings that include Cudworth Hall, Hill Student Center, Heritage Hall, Medical Towers, Worrell Building, UAB Police Department, Mervyn Stern Library, Facilities, Hoehn Engineering Building, Lister Hill Library, School of Optometry, RSB and School of Nursing.