BU Campus Dining Services Serves Santa With “Toys for Tots” Collection

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.edu

BOSTON, MA — Boston University Campus Dining Services is helping the BU community spread holiday cheer by sponsoring its second annual “Toys for Tots” toy collection drive between now and December 17 at the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

Toys can be delivered to the festively decorated “Toys for Tots” display in the Union Court any time Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Donations should be designed for children ages 13 and under, in original packaging, and of a non-violent nature.

All donated items will be distributed locally to needy children by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, which started “Toys for Tots” in 1947. BU Campus Dining Services began sponsoring it last year in partnership with Aramark Corporation, the catering company which runs the dining services at BU and hosts numerous “Toys for Tots” collection sites in the region. Event:”Toys for Tots” toy collection drive Date:Friday, December 6, through Tuesday, December 17, 2002 Times:Mon-Th 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Place:George Sherman Union Court, Boston University 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston