Broward College Offers the Gift of Giving with Holiday Charity Events
Broward College is offering several opportunities to give this holiday season with a variety of charitable activities, including toy drives and other family-friendly events. All activities and events are open to the public, and donations are welcome.
Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive
Through Thursday, Dec. 10
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 19, Rm. 106
Student Life Volunteering is collecting new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots, which distributes toys to children ages 1-12, whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts during the holiday season. All toys will be donated to SOS Children’s Villages Florida. For more information, contact Sara Lopez at 954-201-6235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toy Drive: Help a Family
Through Thursday, Dec. 10
Judson A. Samuels South Campus, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Bldg. 72, Rm. 146
The Broward College nursing and psychology clubs are collection toy donations to benefit Women in Distress. They will be accepting new and unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages, including teens. For more information, contact Paulette D. Rounds-Stanley at 954-201-8883 or email@example.com.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Donation
Through Saturday, Dec. 5
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 7, Room 116
New and unwrapped donations will be collected for Joe Di Maggio Children’s Hospital Child Life Department. They are requesting gifts for infants, toddlers and teens, as well as miscellaneous items, such as bubbles, coloring books, markers and Play-Doh. For more information, contact Elena Cainas at 954-201-7558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Ambassadors Holiday Show and Toy Drive
Friday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m.
Broward College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Omni Auditorium
The North Campus Student Ambassadors are hosting a holiday show that is free and open to the public, featuring nationally recognized dance groups, including “U 4 Ria.” There will also be a toy drive with donations accepted at the event. For more information, contact the North Campus Student Life Department at 954-201-2484.
Seafarers’ House Shoebox Christmas
Seafarer’s House Casa – Seamen’s Center and Store, 1800 SE 32nd Street, Port Everglades, 33316
Through Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m.
Seafarers’ House hopes to hand out as many as 3,000 wrapped shoeboxes filled with socks, toiletries and holiday cheer to the seafarers who come from all over the world into Port Everglades. This year, Broward College is helping them achieve their goal. For more information, visit http://www.seafarershouse.org/volunteer/special-projects/shoebox-christmas, or contact Miguel Ramirez at 954-201-7821 or Mramire1@broward.edu.
Homeless Hygiene Kits
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 19, Bldg. 3 and Bldg. 1
Ongoing until April 2016
The Central Campus Honors Student Committee recognizes the homeless are in desperate need of items normally taken for granted every day – toiletries. As a result, the group has begun collecting items for portable hygiene kits. They are requesting the following items: baby wipes, tissues, lotion, wash cloths, soap, socks, sunscreen, toothpaste, small combs, shampoo, deodorant, ChapStick, hand sanitizer, razors, shaving cream and/or Q-tips. For more information, contact Kisha King at 954-201-6593 or email@example.com.
Shoe Drive for Nike Reuse-A-Shoe Program
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie, Bldg. 19, Rm. 106.
Broward College is collecting shoes to recycle for Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program. Rubber from the shoes is either stripped, sanitized and turned into mulch for playgrounds or used to create athletic surfaces, such as tennis and basketball courts, running tracks and athletic fields. For more information, contact 954-201-6263.