WMU Home > About WMU > WMU News

WMU News

University Libraries supporting Toys for Tots

Nov. 27, 2006

KALAMAZOO--University Libraries at Western Michigan University is supporting the United States Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive this year.

Collection boxes are available through Thursday, Nov. 30, in Waldo Library, the Music and Dance Library in the Dalton Center and the Education Library in Sangren Hall.

Toys must be new and unwrapped. Monetary donations are also accepted. Please make checks payable to "Marine Toys for Tots Foundation."

Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children. In the area around Battle Creek and Kalamazoo alone, 40,000 children received toys through Toys for Tots in 2005. All toys and money collected in the local area stay in the local area.

Questions about the University Library's efforts on behalf of Toys for Tots may be referred to Regina Buckner at regina.buckner@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5204.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

WMU News
Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
(269) 387-8400