Delta presents gifts
Friday, December 7, 2007
By Carly Darrow
holiday season the men of Delta Gamma Sigma continue their tradition of
spreading holiday cheer by participating in the Toys for Tots program.
Delta has participated in the Toys for Tots program since the
mid-1990s. Senior Jason Miller has helped out with Toys for Tots each
year since he has been in the club.
“Delta has been doing Toys for Tots for some time now,” Miller
said. “I think that the program means a lot to the members of Delta
because it is something we can do as a group to help out.”
The program started in October and runs through Dec. 7. The mission
of the program is to collect new toys and distribute them as gifts to
needy children within the community where the campaign is conducted.
Toys can be brought to the Christmas tree in the library, Delta
President Stephens Copeland said. This charity campaign, conducted by
the U.S. Marine Corps, is open to any other organizations that would
like to participate.
People may bring money instead of toys to the Delta members, and they
will go buy as many toys as they can with the money collected.
Miller said the Toys for Tots program means a lot to him because Christmas is the perfect time of year to give back.
“I would encourage all of the students on campus to get involved with
this activity,” Miller said. “I think it is the least we can do as
college students to make others happy around the Christmas holiday.”
Copeland said anyone can get involved by simply dropping off a toy.
This toy will go to a child and help them experience the joy of
Christmas and hopefully, offer them some encouragement.
“It also unites members of the community and universities for three
months allowing them to contribute to the community and help make it
better. It’s always better to give than it is to receive. [The program]
gives us a chance to help those who are in need,” Copeland said. “It’s
nice to know you have made a difference in the lives of those less
fortunate than yourself.”
Delta tries to do every service project offered and especially those
projects the service club has been doing for many years and are now a
Miller said this program allows Delta, as a service club, the
opportunity to pull together and do something special for the community
around the holiday season.
Some children wouldn’t have a nice Christmas without Toys for Tots.
This program allows them to celebrate the holidays and have a fun and
memorable Christmas, he said.