Friday, November 17, 2006

EPIC's 32nd Annual Toy and Food Drive

NSSLHA at CSULA is proud to be a participant in CSULA's Educational Participation in Communities (EPIC) Program's 32nd annual Toy and Food Drive!

From their website~
The Toy and Food Drive is a campus-wide event that has taken place for the past 32 years. E.P.I.C. has coordinated this event centered on three main objectives:
  • To provide food and toys to low-income families during the holiday season
  • To give students, clubs, organizations, and all members of the campus community the opportunity to make a positive contribution in their community
  • To place students in an environment that allows them to integrate classroom theory with real life experiences

These goals are achieved through a collaboration of students, staff, and faculty, who come together to collect toys and food. After the collection is completed, the donations are distributed to families who are selected from the caseloads of agencies that E.P.I.C. works with throughout the year. These agencies serve the Asian, African American, Latino, and Native American communities. The expected outcome of the event is to provide a much needed service to the community, as well as instill a sense of the importance of community service.

NSSLHA has actively participated in donations over the past few years. We hope that you will join us in continuing the spirit of giving as the holidays approach. The donations received will greatly benefit low-income families in the Greater Los Angeles areas.

We are currently accepting new and used toys in good condition, non-perishable canned goods, and monetary donations. Located directly across from the NSSLHA Student Store in the Clinican Prep Room is the very local drop-off box (you can't miss it! It's a huge box completely gift wrapped on the outside!). Donated goods must be received by December 8, 2006. Alternatively, the main drop off location is at the EPIC office located in the lower level of the Career Center. For more information and a complete list of drop-off sites, please contact the EPC office at (323) 343-3380.

Lastly, NSSLHA officers will visit at least one of your classes next week to collect any donations. We appreciate your support and generosity. We are, after all, in a giving profession! ;)

Thank you to all who have already made contributions!

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