Toy drive donations to be accepted at TCU Christmas Tree Lighting

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    TCU’s Order of Omega partnered with Child Protective Services to determine children in need, “angels,” for the TCU community to support this Christmas season.

    Each child that CPS chose for this toy drive was represented by a card available at tables in the last few weeks. Each card contained the child’s age, clothing size, some personal information and what he or she wants for Christmas, Order of Omega President Loghan Abila said.

    “Originally our goal was 300 children,” Abila said. “We exceeded that… and we were able to take around 450 [children.]”

    The Order of Omega executive board has been working since the beginning of the semester with CPS to organize this toy drive. This toy drive requires tremendous work such as coordinating with CPS, determining the number and duration of the information stations, organizing the volunteers and various other events throughout the semester.

    “It is because of [the volunteers] and their enthusiasm that we were able to provide for these children,” Abila said.

    Order of Omega was also able to partner with Academy to provide 17 children new bicycles due to funding from an award received last year, Abila said.

    “It is awesome to see such an already amazing school come together to do something that truly means the world to these children,” Abila said.