Giving Toys and Books to Local Families in Need

On Friday, December 14, 2018, American University of Health Sciences Foundation hosted nearly four hundred men, women, and children at the 9th Annual Santa Cause Toy Giveaway. AUHS’ BSN nursing students, as well as staff and faculty, arrived on campus at approximately ten o’clock in the morning to begin setting up the afternoon festivities. Free toys lined the tops of approximately six banquet sized tables, the AUHS Foundation pop-up tent made for the perfect Santa and Mrs. Clause photo booth while holiday music played in the background and participants enjoyed mini candy canes with snacks.

Toy vouchers were provided by the Foundation to its partner local elementary schools, charitable institutions,andsocial services agencies to distribute to children in need. A few of the local partners involved in the day’sevent includeBobby Smith Elementary School, Whittier Elementary, Signal Hill Elementary School and Lafayette Elementary School. The social services partners include WIC, United Cambodian Community, and Las Brisa’s Housing Complex. This year is also the first time Community Family Garden Center participated in one of AUHS’ yearly events; the hope is that the Foundation canhelp their families in need through the toy drive and invite them back to partake in campus quarterly food drives as well as children’s workshops.

> Santa Cause Toy Giveaway
Book Fair
Pray it Forward
Blood Drive

Please join us at the “Lamp Unto My Feet” event where our student volunteers will be washing the feet of our brothers and sisters. There will be refreshments served during the event and $5.00 Alms for the first 100 attendees. Please note that we will also take prayer requests.,

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