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Idaho State University Operation Gift Wrap, Marine Corps Toys for Tots programs collecting wish-lists, donations to provide for ISU veterans and their families

Posted November 28, 2011

The Operation Gift Wrap Program, sponsored by the Idaho State University Veterans' Sanctuary and Armed Forces Veterans' Club, is collecting requests for a Christmas wish-list, as well as donations, to help provide for the needs of ISU veterans and their spouses during the holiday season.

The Veterans' Sanctuary and Veterans' Club will also be partnering with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program to collect toys for each of the family's children.

For Operation Gift Wrap, ISU student veterans are encouraged to submit their requests through Dec. 6.  They can submit these requests at the ISU Veterans' Sanctuary office, located on the third floor of the Pond Student Union, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. When submitting requests, people should specify if they would like gifts, or gift cards, for the family’s adults.

To participate in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, those making requests should submit the genders and ages of the children in each family. The Veterans' Sanctuary will provide this information to the Toys for Tots Program. 

Donations for Operation Gift Wrap can be made at the Veterans' Sanctuary or at the ISU Foundation, located in the basement of the ISU Administration Building. The Veterans' Club will also be collecting donations and wish-list requests from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 in ISU's Rendezvous Complex and Pond Student Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please limit gift requests to $50 per person; wishes will be fulfilled as funding allows. 

The gifts will be wrapped and ready for pick up/delivery to each of the families on Dec. 9.

For more information about Operation Gift Wrap, please contact Casey Santee or Tomarra Byington at (208) 282-4298. For more information about Toys for Tots, contact Phillip Hartman at (208) 242-8949.