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AMA assists Toys for Tots for holidays

AMA assists Toys for Tots for holidays
The Lookout

Jaimie Bozack

Associate Editor

Many are fortunate to have a place to spend the holidays and to wake up on Christmas morning to find presents under the tree.

However, there are some who are not as fortunate. Some wake up to find nothing and spend Christmas as just a regular day.

Toys for Tots is a mission by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to change that by collecting new, unwrapped toys for children who do not have them and who are less fortunate during the holidays.

LCC’s  American Marketing Association (AMA) teamed up with Toys for Tots to hold a fundraiser from Dec. 1 to 13.

Giant boxes shaped as gifts are scattered throughout LCC. Students can drop off any donations there.

According to AMA Vice President of Professional Development Zach Basler, last year the AMA received approximately 400 donations.

“Last year, the event turned out really well,” Basler said. “We’re just hoping to keep that going this year and give some less fortunate kids something to look forward to.”

According to Basler, the toys donated at LCC will be taken to the Salvation Army around Christmas time and donated to children.

Basler said the AMA doesn’t actually get anything out of this event except the satisfaction of doing something for a good cause.

“We just do it because it’s a good thing for the community and LCC students to be involved in,” Basler said. “It’s just a part of our community service.”

According to Basler, there are three main goals for Toys for Tots this year.

“We want to reach 400 toys, donate to kids who don’t have what they need, and make the kids happy by doing so,” Basler said.

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