Toy drive brightens children’s Christmas

On 9/17/2010

  
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For most people, Christmas is a time of year spent with family and loved ones. We give thanks for the many blessings that we have received and celebrate our Christian faith. Unfortunately not everyone has family or loved ones during this special time of year to share in this celebration. So, in 2009 Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy decided to embrace the children who are in need of a little joy and love in their lives by conducting our first annual toy drive to let them know that there are people out there that care about them.

Our efforts this past year were donated to the Davidson County Department of Children’s Services. DCS is responsible for providing temporary care or foster care for children whose families are unable or unwilling to care for them. The children range in age from newborn to 18 years old. DCS recruits foster families who provide safe and supportive homes in which the children's emotional, physical and social needs can be met in a stable and secure environment.
 
Through the generosity of the pharmacy students, faculty, and staff, we provided almost 200 items ranging from: baby clothes, dolls, cars, board games, DVDs and books for all age groups. We hoped to provide a real Christmas for these children.
 
As you know Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy is a new program, and it was a pleasure to see the entire school working together to help our community. We would like to thank everyone for their contributions in making this a very successful endeavor. Congratulations!
 
On a personal note, the reason I choose Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy over other programs had to do with the people this school possesses and the standard of excellence they set forth. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience participating in such a new program, establishing events such as this toy drive while developing strong relationships within our community.
 
By: Audrey Wolski, Class of 2013