By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director
The University Police Department distributed toys Dec. 17 to more than 1,000 children and their families living in neighborhoods near campus. UPD officers, staff and volunteers, including one dressed as Santa, drove a sleigh up and down the streets south of SJSU to hand deliver gifts, donated and wrapped by campus community members. A second crew distributed gifts and food boxes from UPD’s offices. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UPD Holiday Toy Drive. Donations of new or gently used toys for children 0-14 years are accepted all year. You may also donate online. When you reach this page click on the “GIVE” button, click on “OTHER” and enter UPD Holiday Toy Drive. Or you may send a check to the Tower Foundation (Tax ID #83-0403915) c/o San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0183 – again indicating that your donation is for the UPD Holiday Toy Drive. For more information, please call Claire Kotowski (408) 924-2174 or Liza Rios, (408) 924-2171.