Holiday toy drive has begun

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toys totsSupport the annual toy drive by donating new, unwrapped toys suitable for children ages infant-12 years by noon Dec. 14. 

This marks UAB’s 23rd year to host the drive, which supports U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, and UAB IT’s Eric Thompson, who is leading the effort, is proud to be organizing it. “I enjoy being able to offer Christmas for children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have Christmas,” said Thompson, who has been involved with the toy drive for several years.

Collection boxes are located in buildings throughout campus, including the Administration Building, Rust, Cudworth Hall, FAB, Lister Hill Library, Nursing and Optometry, to name a few. 

UAB IT and UAB Police Department volunteers will pick up the toys Dec. 14, 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 second annual Drive-Thru Santa event 9 a.m.-1 p.m.