Wright State students, faculty and staff collected hundreds of toys for needy children in Montgomery and Greene counties during the university’s annual Holiday Gift Program.
The drive collected toys and other gifts for the Adopt a Family program in Greene County and FLOC (For Love of Children) in Montgomery County.
In Greene County, 26 families were “adopted,” while a total of 364 gifts for the Adopt a Family program and 450 gifts for FLOC were donated.
The Holiday Gift Program was organized by Wright State’s We Serve U, which encourages faculty and staff to give their time and skills to community service opportunities.
Working with Greene County’s Children Services, the Adopt a Family program seeks to find volunteers to temporarily sponsor a family by providing suggested gift items or gift card donations for families.
FLOC is a volunteer group that raises funds to provide enrichment and educational activities for children throughout the Dayton area.
Wright State’s donation drive helped FLOC provide toys for more than 2,600 total children this year.
Three campus organizations — the women’s soccer team, Alpha Phi Omega and 4 Paws for Ability — assisted with the donation drives.