Various on-campus organizations are collecting donations this holiday season.
It's the season of giving and several groups at Texas Tech University are doing their part to help local organizations and others in need. Below are some of the donation drives happening on campus, along with information on how to donate.
Transportation and Parking Services Toys for Tickets Program
The Toys for Tickets Program allows those who have received a parking citation from Texas Tech Transportation and Parking Services to have it dismissed by donating a new, unwrapped toy. The toy must be equal to or more than the fine on the citation, and a receipt is needed for verification. Toys will be collected from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Monday (Dec. 12) at the permit/citation office, 2903 4th St., and will benefit the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program.
Mentor Tech Food Drive
Mentor Tech is collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations to benefit the South Plains Food Bank. Organization members are working to meet a 2,500 pound/$2,500 goal this year. Donations will be collected until Wednesday (Dec. 7) and can be dropped off at the Mentor Tech office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Doak Hall 106 or at the Mentor Tech Annual Holiday Social from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.
Student Organization Toy Drive
Several student organizations have joined forces to collect new toys for children of all ages. Toys can be wrapped or unwrapped and will be donated to the Children's Home of Lubbock. Unused gift cards also are being accepted. Donations can be dropped off until Wednesday (Dec. 7) at the TAB desk in Student Union Building Room 020.
Wreck Hunger: TTU Graduate and International Food Pantry Food Drive
Wreck Hunger is asking for help restocking pantry shelves with the most needed and demanded foods. The list includes tuna and canned chicken, low-sodium canned vegetables, pasta, rice and beans. Other needed items are listed in the pantry's Amazon Wish List. Donations can be dropped off at any entry station on the Texas Tech campus or at the food pantry in the Graduate Center, Administration Building Room 41.
KTXT Toy Drive
The Raider 88.1 KTXT, the College of Media and Communication's (COMC) student-run radio station, is accepting toy donations to benefit the Children's Home of Lubbock. New toys for children of all ages will be collected until Friday (Dec. 9) and can be dropped off in COMC 303.