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Donate to Santa's Helper and get a UNT bag

Santa's Helper toy drive, 2011; Staff Council groupThe annual partnership with WFAA Santa's Helpers began Nov. 28. Toys will be collected in boxes around campus through noon Dec. 15. The toy collection program helps brighten the holidays for as many as 50,000 North Texas children.

Here's a win-win situation: Get a free UNT shopping bag by bringing a toy drive donation to the Hurley Administration Building, Room 360. That's the office of University Relations, Communications and Marketing. We'll add your donated toy to the collection boxes, and you'll have an eco-friendly bag for your personal holiday shopping. And Santa will appreciate your generosity.

New, unwrapped toys can be donated at the brightly wrapped collection boxes located around campus (list below.) Toys will be collected from donation boxes beginning at noon Nov. 28, and will be regularly collected during the event.

Faculty and staff also may bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Old Fashioned Holiday Experience annual holiday party from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 in the University Union, Silver Eagle Suite. 

Santa's Helper is one of many Denton area programs and services supported by the UNT community. The toy drive is  in conjunction with WFAA-TV, Staff Council, Faculty Senate and Student Government Association.

Above, Staff Council members, from left, Hillary Talatzko, Scott Windham, Courtney Molchan, Dilana King, Cheylon Brown, Addie Jackson, Chris Foster, Jennifer Lee, Stephanie McCane, Indra Bhagat and Rudy Benavides.

In 2010, more than 2,000 toys collected on campus were delivered for children in Denton County.

WFAA Santa's Helper logo 2011Find toy donation boxes at these locations (most are available until 10 p.m.):

  • Business Leadership Building – Dean’s suite, Room 207
  • Chestnut Hall
  • Chilton Hall - College of Public Affairs, Dean's Suite
  • Computer Information - Discovery Park
  • Computer Information - Information Science Building
  • Clark Hall
  • College of Education -  Room 105
  • College of Music - Front Office
  • College of Visual Art and Design - Student Services office, Room 111
  • Crumley Hall
  • Discovery Park - College of Engineering Dean's office
  • Eagle Student Services
  • Facilities
  • General Academic Building - Mayborn School of Journalism office - Room 207
  • Gateway Center - Development office
  • Honors Hall
  • Hurley Administration Building
  • Kerr Hall
  • Legends Hall
  • Life Sciences Complex
  • Maple Hall
  • Marquis Hall
  • McConnell Hall
  • Mozart Square
  • Sage Hall – Honor’s College Office
  • Santa Fe Square
  • Student-Athlete Academic Center
  • Traditions Hall
  • University  Services Building - Purchasing and Payment Services
  • University Union
  • Victory Hall
  • West Hall

-Amy Kious, Staff Council 

Posted on: Wed 07 December 2011

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