Campus Groups Accept Donations for Holiday Drives

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In the weeks to come, most of us will spend spare moments at a superstore or the mall choosing the perfect gift for our sibling or significant other. So while you’re out, why not pick up something to bring a little holiday cheer to a child or adult in need?   

During the holiday season, groups across campus host a variety of donation drives. Read on for details about four donation opportunities you might want to consider:

Project Healthy Grandparent

DETAILS: Each year, the Women’s Resource Center adopts a family that is headed by a grandparent raising his or her grandchildren.This year’s grandparent is a grandmother raising four grandchildren ages 7, 10, 11 and 16.
WISH LIST: The family’s list includes jackets, pants, shirts, socks, undergarments, pots and pans, full-size sheets and blankets (sizes available upon request). Monetary contributions will also be accepted.
DEADLINE: Bring donations to the Women’s Resource Center, located in the Student Services Building, by Dec. 5.
MORE INFORMATION: Email Melanie DeMaeyer

Pediatric AIDS Holiday Gift Drive

DETAILS: AID Atlanta Women and Children’s Program will hold its annual Pediatric Holiday Party, which is a celebration for families affected by HIV/AIDS. 
WISH LIST: Gifts are for children age 16 and younger, costing between $10 and $15. Presents should be wrapped. (Indicate if gifts are for a boy, girl or either, and for what age.) Gift cards for older children and monetary donations will also be accepted.
DEADLINE: Deliver gifts to Office of Information Technology/Enterprise Information Systems, 811 Marietta St., by Dec. 7.
MORE INFORMATION: Email Greg Phillips

Winter Clothing Drive

DETAILS: The student chapter of the American Helicopter Society is holding a winter clothing drive for the homeless.
WISH LIST: Clean winter coats and blankets.
DEADLINE: Place donations in the boxes outside of room G13 in the Engineering Science and Mechanics Building by Dec. 7.
MORE INFORMATION: Email Sylvester Ashok.

Toys for Tots

DETAILS: The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign Drive is collecting toys for children ages 2-16 in the Atlanta area.
WISH LIST: New and unwrapped toys. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
DEADLINE: Gifts may be delivered to locations across campus until Dec. 21.
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Steven McDaniel at 404-894-1110 or 404-894-0044.



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