2 ways you can give back this holiday season

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holiday toy drives streamHelp make the holidays merrier for Birmingham-area children by donating to two drives on campus this season — the annual UAB Toy Drive and Little Blazer Wishes.

The annual Toy Drive

Hosted by UAB Information Technology, the 28th annual Toy Drive will collect new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots through Dec. 17. Drop toys in collection boxes stationed throughout campus buildings or shop Target and Amazon wish lists — just ship them here:

UAB Toy Drive
506 10th St. S.
CEC 203
Birmingham, AL 35233

Find a collection box near you on this Google Map.

Little Blazer Wishes

Hosted by Student Affairs, the third annual Little Blazer Wishes holiday drive provides gifts and support to UAB parenting students and their families who would otherwise struggle to fulfill their children’s wish lists. Families can be sponsored by individuals, organizations, departments, offices, etc.; more than 100 students and their families have submitted applications for inclusion in Little Blazer Wishes this year.

Register to sponsor a family online; all gifts should be returned to the Off-Campus Lounge in Hill Student Center by Nov. 30. Gifts should be placed in gift bags rather than boxes and labeled as Child 1, Child 2, UAB Student Parent, etc. with the sponsor’s number noted. 

Contact Meredith Kahl with Off-Campus Student and Family Engagement at mkahl@uab.edu with questions.