Marketing club collects over 100 gifts with LCC’s holiday Toys for Tots drive
By Ashlee Buhler
The LCC American Marketing Association (AMA) closed out the 2017 fall semester on a high note. With over 100 gift donations collected, it is safe to say this year’s Toys for Tots event was a success.
Collecting donations for Toys for Tots has become tradition for the AMA. According to Co-Adviser Bill Motz, the club has been collecting donations for over 20 years.
This year, the AMA worked jointly with the LCC Veterans Affairs office to collect monetary and toy donations around campus.
The club wrapped up the annual event with a celebration on Dec. 13. The celebration was held on the second floor of the Gannon Building, outside of the Student Life office.
Members of the AMA passed out free popcorn, LCC Choral students sang Christmas carols, and US Marine Corps members were on hand to collect any last-minute donations.
Santa Claus was available for photos. Therapy dogs (coordinated by the Student Life Office) were nearby for students to visit with between studying for exams.
“My favorite part of the event was the team effort by the AMA to spotlight Toys for Tots with the veterans, LCC Choir, US Marines, Student Life and, of course, Santa,” Motz said.
AMA Co-Adviser Adrienne Jenkins added she was pleased with the outcome of the event.
“The celebration turned out really well,” she said. “I really enjoyed hearing the choral students sing and speaking with the Marines who attended.”
Jenkins, Motz and the LCC AMA said they are grateful to students and staff for their generous donations.