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Hofstra Celebrates Holiday Season with Tree Lighting and Toy Drive

Dec 4 • Charity, Community, Student Life • 1346 Views • Comments Off

Hofstra University is celebrating the holiday season with its annual toy drive for needy children, which is now underway, and a Holiday Lighting Ceremony outside Hofstra Hall on Tuesday, December 10 at 5 p.m.

Contributions of new and unwrapped toys are requested for boys and girls of all ages. Gift cards to stores such as Target, Old Navy, and Walmart are welcome, as well as monetary donations. In fact, just $45 will feed three children for five days.  Holiday donation bins have been set up all around campus, including a large sleigh in the Student Center. Donations will be accepted through December 10.

2013 Toy Drive

Hofstra’s Fourth Annual Toy Drive will benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network

President Stuart Rabinowitz will preside over the traditional lighting ceremony, featuring songs of the season by Makin’ Treble, Hofstra all-female a’ capella group, followed by a reception in the Student Center’s main dining room.  Hofstra’s holiday preparations include festive cafeteria decorations and window paintings crafted by students, as well as a wide variety of cultural celebrations, including a Kwanzaa celebration tonight, Wednesday, December 4 at 9 p.m. in HofUSA, sponsored by the Black Student Union.

The university toy drive benefits the Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Networks (INN), a non-profit agency that provides food, shelter, and social programs to disadvantaged individuals and families across Long Island.  Last year, Hofstra collected more than 500 toys thanks to a collaborative effort of our academic departments, administrative areas and student groups.

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