University of Missouri alumni in Callaway County are on the prowl for tiger toys to make the holiday season happier for needy children.
The Callaway County Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association started collecting tiger toys to give away in 2001, and it has become somewhat of a tradition. The toys are donated to children through Central Missouri Community Action in Fulton.
This year’s tiger toy drive will continue through Dec. 8. Toys may be delivered to Don Woodson’s State Farm Office at 517 Nichols St. in Fulton.
Chapter President Mike Conner said any tiger-related item will be accepted for the toy drive, including stuffed animals, games, toys and books.
“We’d like to encourage the entire community to assist in this toy drive,” he said. “With these tiger toys, we hope to again brighten the holidays for some less-fortunate children.”
The tiger toy drive is only one service project of the Callaway County alumni chapter. Each year they collect canned goods for SERVE and conduct a blood drive and other philanthropic activities.
For more information on the tiger toy collection or any of the chapter’s activities, contact Conner at 573-386-2366 or Mike.Conner@american-national.com.