As part of their annual holiday food and toy drive, York University’s Security team together with their colleagues in Campus Services & Business Operations, are hoping to fill one of the University’s transportation buses with toys and non-perishable food items. The Security team is hoping to raise some 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food items as part of the drive.
Five large containers from the CSBO Grounds Unit were delivered to the Security Services office to hold food and toy donations. The food and toy drive will run until Dec. 13. All of the donations collected will be put into the transportation bus and taken to the North York Harvest Food Bank. All of the toys collected will be donated to a local charity that will be picked by the Toronto Police Services 31 Division.
“This is a fantastic way for us to help those who are less fortunate to have a happy holiday season. It is also a great opportunity for our community to shine in a time of need,” said Dragan Spasojevic, manager, community relations and crime prevention. He invites everyone in the University community to join the effort (pointing out that a school bus can hold a lot of food and toys). To help the community with their donations, Security personnel will be setting up tables in and around Vari Hall to accept donations on the following dates:
- Monday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 4pm, in Vari Hall;
- Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10am to 2pm, in Vari Hall;
- Thursday, Nov. 28, from 10am to 4pm, in the Vari link;
- Friday, Nov. 29, from 100am to 4pm, in Vari Hall.
The Security Office in the William Small Centre will also be accepting donations.