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3,600 stuffed animals donated to U.S. Marine's Toys for Tots

GoldensMarine: Dr. Dennis Golden and Monica Golden
Fontbonne University President Dr. Dennis Golden and his wife, Monica, presented 3,600 stuffed toys to the U.S. Marines.

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 - Fontbonne University donated more than 3,600 stuffed animals to the U.S. Marine’s Toys for Tots program Sunday during a holiday event on campus.

The university had hoped to collect 1,500 stuffed bears and other animals. Students, faculty and staff collected items for the past two months to reach their goal of spreading cheer and making the holidays special for a few of the 13 million children in the United States who live in poverty. The fundraiser was part of Fontbonne’s holiday extravaganza Christmas Around Campus. Other activities included carriage rides, snow games, Santa’s workshop, ice-skating, holiday refreshments and much more.

For more pictures of the event see our photo album.