Toys For Tots Gets Boost from Tech Services

For the second year, instead of exchanging gifts, Tech Services staff opted to buy toys for the “Toys for Tots” program. We were one of several drop-off site on campus and it was a huge success. We gathered 42 toys for the Marines’ annual toy drive. They came to pick them up on Dec. 9th.

They wanted to know if we wanted to be a collection site again next year and we told them YES!  They remembered us from last year!

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Many thanks to everyone who helped make the holidays brighter for children in our community!

Thanksgiving Baskets Donated

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The call went out from the Fundraising Committee to Library staff in early November to once again donate items for Thanksgiving baskets for the Foster Grandparents program.

“The Foster Grandparent Program is a nonprofit composed of low-income seniors who spend their weekdays at local schools and daycares.  They provide a positive influence on the children that they work with, oftentimes being rewarded with flowers by their classrooms as a “thank you” for doing such a good job.  These are not just normal volunteers.  These people want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They understand that some of these children do not have a role model at home, and these grandparents are there for them.  One of the biggest rewards these volunteers receive is just being called “Grandma” and “Grandpa.”  To someone who may not have grandchildren, this might just be the catalyst for them to keep helping out.” (Quote from the donation letter)

The standard basket list:

Item description Number needed
8 – 10 lb. Turkey 3
5 lb. Bag of potatoes 3
Box of Dressing 3
Can of Corn 6
Can of Green Beans 6
Packet of Gravy 6
Can of Cranberry Sauce 3
Package of Rolls or loaf of Bread 3
Jell-O Cheesecake Mix 3

Other items and cash were accepted as well. Our original goal was 3 baskets; however, we were able to fill and deliver 5 !  Included in the baskets were the baskets, turkey, rolls, potatoes, boxed dressing, green beans, corn, peas, cranberry sauce, carrots, gravy packets (turkey and Brown), cheese cake, sweet potatoes, pie crust, pumpkin, marshmallows, Swiss Miss, rice, mac & cheese, candy, and a tablecloth.

Mini-Recycling Center Dedicated on ‘America Recycles Day’

The new mini-recycling center in the library’s lobby was officially dedicated on November 15th. It’s one of three units purchased by TREES, Inc. and Baesler’s Market and donated for placement in several locations with high pedestrian traffic and strong support for environmental efforts. (The other two mini-recycling centers were placed in Vigo County Public Library and the main entrance to Baesler’s Market in Terre Haute.)

Joy Sacopulos, TREES, INC., spoke at the ceremony and presented certificates of appreciation to Library Dean Robin Crumrin, to Kristine O’Hare (Baesler’s Market) and to Paul Reed (ISU Recycling).

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Nov. 15: National Family Involvement Day Event

2016 National Family Involvement Day Event: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in Library Events Area

Sponsored by Center for Global Engagement, the Office of Communications and Marketing, and ISU Cunningham Memorial Library

Potential participants: young children (i.e., 3 to 5 year olds) and their families

Program: literacy lessons, puppet shows, board games and more

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Parking: No ISU parking permit is necessary after 5 pm on ISU campus.

Yong Joon Park, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Teaching and Learning, Bayh College of Education:  

Over 30 Elementary & Special Education major and Early Childhood minor students and Yong Joon Park, associate professor in the department of teaching and learning, are hosting the event for Indiana State families and Terre Haute community members with 3-5 year old children.

The event will provide community members free education program for young children for the special day such as family involvement strategies, family picture taking, light snacks, literacy & math activities, board games, puppet shows and more!