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December 13, 2006

Toy drive benefits 116 children

The second annual ULM Toy Box Drive was a "huge success," with over 300 toys collected for the 116 children enrolled in Family Matters and Family Connections, local programs for abused and neglected children.

Molly Pealer, adviser of the 31 Ambassadors and assistant director of Alumni Programs, is happy with the results of the drive, which is sponsored by the ULM 31 Ambassadors, a student service organization administered by the Alumni Association, and the ULM softball team.

“I’m not surprised, but sincerely pleased by the generosity of our ULM family and our community this year. We asked for new toys and cash donations with which to buy new toys and have collected enough to give each child in the program at least two gifts," Pealer said. "The ULM Toy Box is just another example of how the spirit of the season is alive and well in our area. I’m especially proud of our students.”

For more information on the Family Matters/Family Connections programs, call Tamara Thompson, project director, at

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