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Student organization hosts holiday fundraiser Nov. 22-23

The University of Toledo’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will hold its first #TurkeyForTots fundraiser and Instagram campaign.

The Turkey for Tots fundraiser will take place Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on UT’s Main Campus and Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in downtown Toledo.

turkeysfortots (2)Lauren Eriksen, vice president of member development for UT PRSSA, will walk around in a turkey costume and, for a monetary donation of any amount, will take a selfie with those who contribute.

On Nov. 22, the turkey will stroll around the Student Union and Centennial Mall, and on Nov. 23, the turkey will be near the Monroe Street and Madison Avenue area downtown near Hensville and the Huntington Center.

To find out where the turkey is, follow the organization’s Instagram handle, utoledoprssa, or its Facebook page.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will be split with half going toward the organization’s general fund and the other half going to Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots is a program that was started by the United States Marine Corps in 1947. Last year, the program collected 18 million toys nationwide. Since its origin, the Toys for Tots program has collected more than 512 million toys for disadvantaged youth.

For those unable to donate cash toward Turkey for Tots, Eriksen encourages them
to visit the Toys for Tots website to find a local Toys for Tots program.
“What better way to celebrate the season of giving than helping local children get the Christmas they deserve,” Eriksen said.

For more information, contact Eriksen at lauren.eriksen@rockets.utoledo.edu.

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