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Archaeology center hosts 'Toys for Tots' drive

By Ashley Harris
Public Affairs Specialist

(Nov. 21, 2007)--The UTSA Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) will coordinate the Marine Reserves' "Toys for Tots" drive for the third consecutive year.

Donation boxes will be at four location on the 1604 Campus. The toys will be collected at noon, Friday, Dec. 14 and given to the Marine Reserves for distribution. Donated toys for children and teens should be new and unwrapped.

Donation box locations, 1604 Campus:

  • Center for Archaeological Research, West Campus
  • University Heights, Hausman Road
  • 1604 Campus mailroom, Multidisciplinary Studies Building
  • Department of Anthropology mailroom (Humanities and Social Sciences Building Room 4.03.36)

"Toys for Tots" began in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR, and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. In the 60 years since its founding, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program has distributed more than 370 million toys to more than 173 million needy children.

For more information, contact Sherri at (210) 458-4378 or visit the Toys For Tots Web site.

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