Toys for Tots Auction!
College students play Santa's helpers by raising money to buy toys
for the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. The fundraising activities culminate with a toy shopping spree at a local retailer, followed by a "toy parade" from Holy Cross College to the toy collection point across the street from the college at the WNDU-TV studios.
To raise money for toys, the Student Government Association of Holy Cross annually hosts a "Toys for Tots Auction". The auction is a fun evening during which the college community, along with guests from the public, fill the auditorium to outbid one another on valuable
merchandise. Up for bid are a sundry of items, such as gift baskets and certificates, college spirit-apparel, special-event tickets, athletic gear signed by the Notre Dame football and rugby teams, and a home-cooked dinner with the college's President. Items are donated by
area businesses and individuals, and are sold to the highest bidder.
This year's Toys for Tots Auction will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Driscoll Hall. Holy Cross students, under the direction of event organizer, Corinne Middleton '13 of Glenview, IL, hope to raise at least $1,000 for the purchase of toys and Christmas gifts, for donation to Toys for Tots.
"As a college community, we love to give back to the local residents during the holidays!" Middleton stated.
The auction and parade continue to be fun, exciting, annual events planned and carried out by Holy Cross students. Students see the operation as a rewarding way to aid Marines in their endeavor to put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children during the Christmas season.
All toys and gifts donated by Holy Cross College will be provided to children in the Michiana community.
Area businesses wishing to donate auction items may contact the Director of Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org. New, unopened toys may be dropped off at various Toys for Tots bins located in Driscoll and Vincent Halls at Holy Cross College no later than November 29.
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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross. With a 13:1 faculty/student ratio, students find personal attention from professors who care about their success and development in mind, body, and spirit. The Four Pillars of the core curriculum include a professional internship, service to others, a global perspective experience, and a senior Capstone presentation which summarizes and synthesizes each student's learning. Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross College provides the best of both worlds: a close-knit, small college atmosphere with the resources and social opportunities of a large university.
To learn more about Holy Cross College, please visit www.hcc-nd.edu