WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College donated more than 350 items to the 2010 Lycoming County Toys for Tots campaign. For the 11th consecutive year, the College's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid coordinated the event with the support of faculty, staff and students.
Barb Carlin, event coordinator and a member of the admissions staff, says this year's total surpassed last year's by more than 50 toys.
All of the toys from the College have been sent to the local Salvation Army, which will distribute them to more than 1,000 needy children in the Williamsport area.
Now in its 63nd year, Toys for Tots is a program of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and collects new, unwrapped toys in October, November and December each year, according to the Toys for Tots Web site. The gifts are then distributed as holiday gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.