July 23, 2024

COAR Gift Box Drive Benefits HeadStart

COAR Gift Box Drive 2012Every year, COAR holds a gift box drive to benefit children in the HeadStart Program. Students, faculty, staff and community members can fill a shoebox with the following items:

  • a toothbrush or toothpaste
  • hat, scarf, mittens/gloves
  • books, coloring books
  • small toys and crayons/markers

The boxes should not include any food, religious items, or any items that are not safe for 3 to 5 year olds.

This year’s drive started this week and will continue through Monday, Dec. 2. COAR hopes to fill nearly 350 boxes this year.

Those who would like to contribute items toward the drive, but who are unable to fill an entire box can drop off individual items to COAR. Community members can drop their boxes and donations off at the COAR office, located underneath Seacobeck Hall in the Center for Honor, Leadership and Service office. If you have any questions or concerns, contact COAR at coarumw@gmail.com  or at 540-654-1802.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.