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Nov. 1: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students, University Police Kick Off 2010 Toys for Tots Drive

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 / swaney@andrew.cmu.edu

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students,
University Police Kick Off 2010 Toys for Tots Drive


Event: Carnegie Mellon University first-year engineering students Colin Chadderton and Holly Fitzgibbon will join University Police to kick off the fifth annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive by showcasing antique cars and a rare musical calliope mounted on a model T-Ford.

"This is our traditional service-learning project dedicated to helping children. Our First Year Advisory Board (FAB) group, which is designed to help freshmen adjust to the rigors of college life, are taking the lead again this year," said Treci Bonime, associate director for undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon's top-ranked College of Engineering.  In the past, the engineering students' efforts awarded them a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The event will feature bagpipes, a color guard and antique cars supplied by CMU alum Harold Hall of Ellwood City, Pa.; Ed Meyer, a retired fireman from Mt. Lebanon, Pa.; and John Wherry, a retired school teacher from Clinton, Pa.

All donated toys must be unwrapped and new. The university community may donate toys at the event or in the lobbies of the following campus locations through Dec. 7: Mellon Institute, the Software Engineering Institute, Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, the Tepper School of Business and the University Center. University Police Officer Donald Campbell, dktb@andrew.cmu.edu, is the contact for all toy drop-off locations.  

When: Noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4

Where: Forbes and Morewood avenues, University Center circle, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.

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