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FAMU hosts annual President's Toy Drive

Posted at 6:18 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 21:45:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Families in the Capitol City who might not get the chance to receive toys on the holidays got just that with the help of Florida A&M.

The university put on the annual President's Toy Drive. Parents, caregivers and local non-profits picked up toys to give to children in the community.

This year, faculty and staff donated more than 600 items to give to the children, and FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson said this is just a gesture to show kids in the community there is someone who cares about them.

"Letting these kids know that somebody out there loves them, they may not have everything they want but its people out there that really care about them," said Dr. Robinson.

In total, donations included 562 toys, 70 bikes with helmets, 16 coloring and reading books, and six scooters.