Giving spirit

The Wright State community collected hundreds of toys and other items for children in Greene County through the university’s annual Adopt a Family gift drive.

Wright State has hosted annual toy drives for more than 20 years. This is the fifth year We Serve U has organized the drive. This year, donations helped 24 families and 94 individuals.

“The generosity of our students, staff and faculty is really heartwarming,” said Joanie Hendricks, data analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics at Wright State and co-chair of We Serve U.

Greene County Children Services provided Wright State with a list of families and their Christmas wish lists. Individuals and groups chose to “adopt” a family and donate a few practical and enjoyable gifts.

“It was a little overwhelming to see how many gifts there were,” said Monica Schiffler of Greene County Children Services.

The donations will be delivered to the families’ homes before Christmas.

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