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University teams with Marines, mission for donation drives

DU is getting in the holiday spirit by giving back, sponsoring a toy and coat drive.

Pioneers athletics has teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. New, unwrapped toys can be delivered to any athletic game, or in the 4-North lobby, now through Dec. 20. Marines will be on site Dec. 20 to collect toy and monetary donations as men’s basketball takes on Colorado State at 4:30 p.m. at Magness Arena.

DU’s Staff Advisory Council, with help from other student organizations, is sponsoring the “Pioneers for People” coat drive Jan 12–21 to benefit the Denver Rescue Mission. Items requested include: new or used coats, hats, gloves, scarves and any other cold weather gear.

“It’s important for DU to give back to the community and help those in need during this time of economic instability,” says Christa Bruning, Staff Advisory Council vice president.

Donations can be dropped off at these locations: Ammi Hyde Building, Boettcher Hall, Chambers Center, Daniels College of Business, Driscoll Center, Fisher Early Learning Center, Ricketson Law Building, Mary Reed Building, Newman Center, Penrose Library, Purchasing Services Building, Ritchie Center, Sturm Hall and University Hall.

Last year, DU collected more than 1,300 coats and other winter items for the cause.

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