2021 Toys for Tots drive
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Voorhees College gives 250 toys to Toys for Tots

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees College employees donated more than 250 toys in support of Toys for Tots during the annual President’s Holiday luncheon, Dec. 14 in the college library. Approximately 100 employees donated toys as part of this community service effort.  

Founded in 1947, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program’s mission is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.    

Marion Wright, director of student engagement and leadership, acknowledged members of the college who contributed to the cause. 

“Thank you to all who contributed to the Toys for Tots campaign this year,” Wright said. “Special thanks to President (Ronnie) Hopkins and his cabinet, Charlene M. Johnson, vice president for student affairs and director of athletics, the amazing and supportive faculty and staff, and supporters of the college.”   

Toys will be donated to the Orangeburg, Calhoun, Allendale and Bamberg Community Action Agency; Possible Worlds Foundation, Inc.; Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services; and Victory Temple Church of God in Christ Community Outreach.   

A high-resolution image of the Christmas tree is available at https://voorhees.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/2021-Toys-for-Tots-drive.jpeg.

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.

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