Holy Cross College holding event to support Toys for Tots

Holy Cross College holding event to support Toys for Tots

Holy Cross College’s Athletics Department and Student Government Association will join forces to bring Christmas cheer, when together they host a Toys for Tots event on Monday, December 9 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The event will take place in the Pfeil Recreation Center during the Holy Cross women’s basketball game. The Saints tip off against Aquinas College at 7:00 pm in McKenna Arena.

Guests who attend and donate a new, unwrapped toy, or make a monetary contribution to the Toys for Tots fund, will receive free admission to the basketball game, as well as be invited to partake in the Santa and the Saints festivities. Santa will be present for pictures and Christmas wishes. Members of the Holy Cross College men’s basketball team will host cookie decorating, hot chocolate, raffles, and crafts for the kids. All proceeds raised will be used to purchase toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign.

As a Toys for Tots drop-off location, toy and monetary donations are being accepted at Holy Cross College through Thursday, December 12. The public may contact the Office of Special Events, jbadman@hcc-nd.edu, for more information.

Together, with faculty, staff, students, and the community, Holy Cross College seeks to assist the U.S. Marine Corps in their endeavors to help put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children during the Christmas season. All toys and gifts donated at the Holy Cross College location will be provided to children in the Michiana community.

“Partnering with Toys for Tots has become a tradition at Holy Cross, and the generosity of our campus community during this season of giving continues to be humbling,” says event organizer, assistant athletic director and men’s basketball head coach, Mike McBride. “Seeing donations in our toy collection bins this close to final exam week shows our community truly knows how to live our mission of educating minds and hearts. This year we open our toy drive to the public, especially our local alumni, and hope they’ll join us on December 9th for Santa and the Saints.”

The public is welcome to attend.