MSSU students give to Toybox; KOAM staff putting donations to good use
The Missouri Southern Accounting Club donated some toys and money today to our Toybox Tuesday campaign. With 77 students it is one of the largest clubs on campus and they have been helping collect toys for four years, starting it as a way to get involved in the community.
Students say it's all about giving kids in need a nice Christmas.
"A kid not having a toy on Christmas is not right," says Shelley Pritchett of the MSSU Accounting Club. "Christmas is about giving so it makes us feel wonderful that we can be a part of that." Some of the clubs members also helped man the phones for us during the KOAM Morning News Toybox Tuesday event held earlier this week.
Your generous donations got several of the KOAM and Fox 14 staff out of the office today. Doug Heady, Brandon Spiegel, Lisa Olliges, Mike Olmstead and Dowe Quick loaded up shopping carts at Toys R Us in Joplin.
You still have the opportunity to participate in this year's Toybox campaign. You can drop a new, unwrapped toy off at either of our studios or at our partner locations. Visit http://www.koamtv.com/toybox/ for a list of drop off locations.
The deadline to donate toys is December 11. That's next Tuesday. That will also be our final Toybox Tuesday fundraiser when you can phone in your donations. We'll take 100% of the donations to shop for kids in need this Christmas.