Once again, the University Police Department distributed toys in December to more than 1,000 children and their families living in neighborhoods near campus. UPD officers, staff and volunteers drove a sleigh up and down the streets south of SJSU to hand deliver gifts, donated and wrapped by staff members and students. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the UPD Holiday Toy Drive, coordinated with donations and assistance from the entire university community.
After 19 years of collecting toys for children of the extended campus community, the San Jose State University Police Department has received its first-ever major corporate contribution. Continue reading
Beginning today, UPD will distribute toy collection bins campuswide. Please consider donating a new or gently used toy or making a monetary gift to this program, which last year provided 250 needy families, including 1,200 children living near campus, with toys and food boxes for the holidays. UPD will pick up the toy collection bins on Dec. 13. UPD personnel, dressed as Santa and his elves, will distribute the toys and food on Dec. 18. To request a toy collection bin for your department, please call Claire Kotowski at 408-924-2174.
More information, including directions for making monetary donations.