UAB Toy Drive kicks off Nov. 8
- November 06, 2017
For the 24th year, UAB students and employees will be coming together to make the holidays brighter for area children in need.
UAB IT is kicking off UAB’s 23rd annual Toy Drive on Wednesday, Nov. 8. UAB IT has organized the Toy Drive for more than 10 years.
Toys collected in the drive will be donated to Toys for Tots. UAB is among the largest contributors to the Birmingham area Toys for Tots effort.
"We are grateful for the support of UAB employees and students to this campaign year after year,” said Eric Thompson, who organizes the Toy Drive for UAB IT each year.
Boxes to collect toy donations will be located in buildings across campus, including the Administration Building, Bartow Arena, Cudworth Hall, Heritage Hall, Medical Towers, Worrell Building, UAB Police Department, Mervyn Stern Library, Facilities, Hoehn Engineering building, Hill Student Center (at TechConnect), Lister Hill Library, Optometry, RSB and School of Nursing. Anyone interested in participating can email Eric Thompson.
New, unwrapped toys are needed for the toy drive. UAB IT and UAB Police Department volunteers will pick up the toys the morning of Monday, Dec. 11, and collect them in the lobby of the Administration Building, where Santa Claus and his elf will greet those with last-minute donations at the third annual Drive-Thru Santa event.