Mason Food, Toy Drives Benefit Needy During Holidays
Posted: January 13, 2011 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: January 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm
Once again, Mason has shown the community that it cares.
Mason’s Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William Campuses, as well as the Loudoun site, conducted food and toy and gift drives for the needy during the holidays. The haul was impressive.
- At Arlington, 771 pounds of food were collected for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
- At Fairfax, 276 pounds of food were collected for New Hope Housing.
- At Loudoun, the “It Takes a Community” box yielded about 80 pounds of food and toiletries. The collection was an effort by the Early Identification Program.
- At Prince William, which conducted a drive in November, 1,400 pounds of food were collected and donated to the SERVE food pantry, and a truckload of gifts wascollected for Transitional Housing BARN. The campus’s Be a Santa to a Senior effort netted 53 gifts.
- Parking Services collected 83 toys for the Toys for Tots program through its ticket “forgiveness” collection campaign.
- The Office of Military Services collected 750 toys and $450 in monetary donations for the Toys for Tots program.
- Dining Services collected 20 medium-sized boxes full of food during a drive in November that benefited a homeless ministry called Lucas 4-18.
- In an effort coordinated by student Desiree Rohrig through Mason’s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, 30 families were given holiday baskets of food and gifts.
Way to go, Mason!
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