Hi CHSCers, Being that our last meeting for this semester is right after Thanksgiving, I figured I'd inform you all of this point opportunity if you want to be considered an active member. Since the holidays are soon, rather than donate toys to Toys for Tots, which is a good charitable effort, CHSC had decided to go a different route as far as the toy drive recipients go. This semester we will be holding a toy drive for a local adoption agency and a sock drive for St.Francis House. Those of you who are scrambling for last minute points, this will be one of the last events of the semester where points will be awarded. We will be collecting toys for the local adoption agency that takes in kids who are mentally and emotionally abused and neglected. The programs provided by this organization include counseling until they are able to find a suitable and safe environment for the kids to be adopted into. For this toy drive, we will be collecting all types of toys ranging from barbies to remote control race cars, books, and learning toys it was even mentioned to me that some of the kids like Twilight of organization are Twilight fans, so if you want you could try donating either one of the previous movies or the dolls associated with the franchise. A big disclaimer that must be taken into consideration when looking for toys to buy to donate, the toys cannot be anything that can be used as a weapon or guns ( i.e. not even toy water guns will not be accepted) and can not contain explicit content. The meeting is Nov.27 and further details and questions about this point opportunity will be given and answered the day of the meeting.do As far as the sock drive goes, St.Francis House greatly appreciates the personal hygiene bags that we created for them but are now looking for donations such as socks. I was informed when I dropped of the personal hygiene bags that since its getting colder, many of the residents, who spend a majority of their time outside, are looking for items to keep warm and when sometimes given socks, they end of wearing two pairs to keep warm. We are asking that you donate a new pair of unopened pack of socks, preferably the long ones since they can be used as unisex.If you wish to bring your donations to the next club meeting, you are more than welcomed to but will only be given a maximum of 2 points,1 point maximum for each donation drive, however if you decide to give more the organization would greatly appreciate it. Hopefully this will give you all enough time to buy the items if you wish to donate. If you have any further questions, please contact me at [log in to unmask] Please remember the items must be new, unwrapped, and unopened. Katherine Bratton Co-Director of Community Service Community Health Service Corps To remove your name from our mailing list, please email [log in to unmask] with “unsubscribe CHSC- UF-L” from the e-mail address you wish to unsubscribe from.