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December 1, 2005

31 Ambassadors Continue to Collect Toy Donations for Children

The 31 Ambassadors, a student group affiliated with the ULM Alumni Association, will continue collecting donations for The Tribe Toy Box, an initiative gathering presents for Family Connections/Family Matters. This ULM program works with local abused and neglected children, ages 1 to 17.

So far, 31 Ambassadors has received 60 of the 140 toys needed and has extended the deadline for delivery of the toys to the Family Connections until Dec. 12.

Toys are needed for about 10 infants, 25 toddlers, twenty 7-10-year-olds, 20 younger teens and 5 older teens. The 31 Ambassadors will wrap the gifts, which can be dropped off at the ULM Alumni Center, located at 4400 Bon Aire Dr. on the ULM campus.

ULM Family Connection/Family Matters works toward the safety, well-being and permanency of children who are at risk of being abused and neglected or who have been abused and neglected by their parents. Services available at Family Connection/Family Matters include parenting sessions—individualized or group.

Also offered are Mother & Father's Support Groups, intensive home based counseling, crisis respite, babysitting, transportation, center based respite, a lending library, and Pre-Teen and Teen support groups. All services are free to eligible families. The project is administered through the ULM Social Work Program.

For more information about the 31 Ambassadors and The Tribe Toy Box, contact Molly Pealer at 318-342-3601 or

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