Give us your cans, your toys

December 1st, 2009

Collection barrels and boxes abound across campus for those inclined to support local charities.  STANFORD’S NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY is teaming up with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe’s Education and Youth Committee once again to sponsor a Christmas toy drive for needy Native American children. Last year, the Committee gave presents to more than 200 Native American children of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe – the group indigenous to San Francisco, San Mateo, northern Santa Clara and Alameda counties. Bring unwrapped new toys for children from infancy to 18 years old to one of the locations listed below by Dec. 4. The Committee will pick them up and wrap them in time to distribute to children this weekend. For more information, call (650) 725-6944.
Collection box locations:

  • Native American Cultural Center (524 Lasuen Mall)
  • Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, the Native American Theme House (543 Lasuen Mall)
  • Archaeology Center (Building 500, 488 Escondido Mall)
  • Branner Hall (655 Escondido Road – lounge)
  • Cantor Arts Center/Stanford Museum (Staff Entrance, lower level)
  • Career Development Center (563 Salvatierra Walk)
  • Facilities Operations (Bonair Siding)
  • Jasper Ridge Docent Program (Jasper Ridge Center)
  • Haas Center for Public Service (562 Salvatierra Walk)
  • Office of Student Activities/Student Affairs (Tresidder Union, second floor)
  • Undergraduate Admission/Financial Aid (second floor, Montag Hall, 355 Galvez)
  • Undergraduate Advising and Research (Sweet Hall, first floor)

THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS is collecting unwrapped gifts for InnVision, a comprehensive service provider for un-housed and at-risk individuals and families on the peninsula. Collection barrels are located on the first floor of Building 170, the Press Building at 425 Santa Teresa Street and in the first floor lobby of the Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center through Dec. 11.

THE SLAC NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY is lending its support to local food banks. Look for donation barrels for non-perishable food items in Buildings 15, 40, 41, 48, 50, 120, 137 and the Linear Café. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, you can do so by going to the Second Harvest Virtual Food Drive website. There, choose “companies with 250 or more employees” from the menu, then scroll to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The special ID number is 47748. Last year, SLAC won a Silver Award for helping families in the greater Bay Area. The drive ends Dec. 17.