Monday, December 7, 2009

Peirce giving: winter coat and toy drives

The holiday season is upon us, and so is the season of giving! As many of you already know, Peirce College is once again participating in the Greater Philadelphia Cares Winter Coat Drive.

Last year, your generosity allowed us to donate nearly 100 coats, making it possible for us to continue Peirce College's commitment to giving back to the Philadelphia community. We are so thankful for all of the support and generosity exhibited by the Peirce community. This year I'd like to challenge all faculty, staff, and students to exceed last year's total by donating "gently used" or new coats, now through January 4 (please note that gently used coats must be cleaned prior to being donated).

And just because I've seen how generous you all can be, and believe we can do even better, we've added a new initiative! This year, Peirce will also partner with the Youth Action Team in a holiday toy drive. From now through December 17, your donations of new, unwrapped toys (ages infants to 17 years old) will benefit children residing in local shelters.

All donations may be placed in the collection bins located in the lobby and lounge areas of College Hall. At the conclusion of the drives, all coats and toys collected will be distributed to those in need. If you have any questions about donations, please feel free to contact me directly at 888.GO.PEIRCE, ext. 9297, or vrchimenti@peirce.edu.

Please know that your contributions will go a long way to help make the holiday season a little brighter for many in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Thank you so much for your support, and happy holidays to all!