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Spreading Christmas Cheer with a Toy Drive

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Spreading Christmas Cheer with a Toy Drive

Emily Baena, Multi-media journalist

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From December 10th to December 14th of 2018, ASB from University Preparatory hosted a toy drive to spread Christmas cheer for local kids in shelters. ASB brought in boxes for the toys, decorated multiple posters, and got ready to use their voices to make it known that a toy drive was happening. Every day different students arrived at 6 a.m., smacked a smile on their faces, held their posters high and loudly cried, “Toy drive! Bring your unused toys!”

The toy drive has been going on for a couple years now, and each time ASB never fails to collect new, unused toys to deliver to the homeless shelter. Knowing that ASB and everyone who participated not only makes a difference for a child, but also helps to spread Christmas cheer, Jesus Martinez is happy with the work they are doing. “These toys make a difference and it brings all of us in ASB a lot of Christmas cheer.”

Juniors Anthony Bucio and Jesus Martinez held up flyers while chanting “Come to our toy drive!” On Friday morning for the annual toy drive. The toy drive is happening from December 10th to the 14th, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

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Elena Valladares concurs. “It helps keep Christmas spirits alive and it brings hope to kids who don’t have much.” Regardless whether ASB receives one toy or a thousand toys, they continue the tradition, knowing that it may take only one toy to make a difference in a child’s life.

The toy drive is from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., every year, so if you didn’t donate this year and want to contribute, next year you have a chance to buy unused toys and bring them to the front of the school. There will be multiple kids waiting outside with smiles on their faces, more than happy to take your presents to a local homeless shelter where they can hopefully bring some joy to the hearts or others.

 

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Emily Baena, Journalist

Position: School/Administration Journalist

Grade: 12th grade

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