21 , 2002
pitches in for holiday charity
Every year, the holidays bring colorful decorations and a reminder
that many are in need in the Sacramento community. And every year
the spirit of holiday giving continues on the CSUS campus with charity
drives to help those in need.
To help feed the area's hungry, the Sting Team, through Associated
Students, will hold a canned food collection with bins supplied
by Sacramento Food Bank from Nov. 13 - 28. Bins will be available
in the Library, the Union and the Student Access Center. For more
information, call 278-6784.
The annual University Transportation and Parking Services food drive
will be Nov. 18 through Dec. 19. Last year more than 6,515 pounds
of food was collected. The most useful items are canned food products,
dried and packaged goods, baby formula, baby food and money.
More than 30 decorative collection boxes are in place all around
campus where non-perishable food items will be accepted. Donations
can also be made at the drive-through information booths at the
north and south end of campus. Food drive donations from the CSUS
community will be picked up by Sacramento Foodlink and distributed
to the hungry all over the Sacramento region. Information regarding
the collection box locations may accessed through the UTAPS website
Monetary donations can also be made by sending a check made payable
to State Employees Food Drive to campus zip 6076. Nancy Fox, UTAPS
manager, and Ronald Grant, director of support services are co-coordinating
the drive. For more information, contact Fox at 278-5241.
University Staff Assembly is reaching out to the community's children
by participating in the California Highway Patrol's "CHiPs
for Kids" toy drive. USA will hold its annual Winter Social
and Toy Drive from 4 - 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13 in the Steven Lee
Yamshon Alumni Center and are asking each staff member to bring
a new unwrapped toy to the event. For more information, visit www.csus.edu/usa.
The University Union will host "The Giving Tree" from
Nov. 26 to Dec. 10 in the Union lobby to support the Sacramento
Children's Home's Kidopolis programs for abused and neglected children.
The tree will feature ornaments representing a child's gift wish.
Participants select an ornament, purchase the gift and being the
unwrapped gift to the arrangements and scheduling office on the
third floor. Or they can bring it to the giving tree reception from
9 a.m. to 4 pm., Monday, Dec. 9 in the Lobby Suite. For more information,
contact the Union at 278-6744.
And the CSUS Foundation's Holiday Dec-A-Hall open house and charity
auction will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 5 on the third floor
of the Hornet Bookstore. A variety of holiday wreathes, tree, topiaries
and gift baskets will be sold through a silent auction. Ornaments
and gifts will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will
be matched by the foundation and donated to three charities: the
Mind Institute, the Grandparent Support Group and Diogenes Youth