BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (Dec. 24, 2015) – On Tuesday, the LIU Post men’s lacrosse team showed its Christmas spirit, as it hosted its annual toy drive to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation.
The student-athletes collected 100 new and unwrapped toys and distributed them out to the less-fortunate children of the community for the holidays.
“It is always great to give back to the community and bring a smile to a child’s face during the holiday season,” said Head Coach John Jez. “The team did a great job of collecting toys for this organization to benefit those in need.”
Local toy collection campaigns for Toys for Tots begin in October and last until mid-to-late-December. Members of the community drop off toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses. Coordinators then pick up the toys and store them in central warehouses, where the toys are sorted by age and gender. On Christmas, the coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the children in need.
For more information on the Toys for Tots Foundation, please visit ToysforTots.org.