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Alumni House covered in Holiday Lights and surrounded by donated children's toys
Alumni House covered in Holiday Lights and surrounded by donated children's toys

Luminaires lit the night and holiday cheer filled the air, as the UNC Greensboro community came together to donate over 450 new toys at the fourth annual Toys for Joy event on Wednesday, Dec. 8. 

Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Mrs. Jacquelean Gilliam, and the UNCG Board of Trustees hosted the event. A parade of vehicles drove down College Avenue and delivered their donations to volunteers in front of the Alumni House.

Toys were loaded into a Spartan Chariot to be delivered to the Guilford County Department of Social Services. The gifts will make the holidays brighter for lots of children this month. 

Guilford DSS Child Services Program Manager Ronda Teal said, “We have over 400 children in our custody that we are providing for, and absolutely couldn’t do this without our sponsors. We appreciate this and we love how it involves the community.” 

See highlights from the event:

Trustee Mae Douglas, Board of Trustees Chair Betsy Oakley, Mrs. Jacquelean GIlliam, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., and Trustee Margaret Benjamin stand in front of UNCG’s Alumni House with toys donated by the community during the fourth annual Toys for Joy event.
(L-R) Trustee Mae Douglas, Board of Trustees Chair Betsy Oakley, Mrs. Jacquelean GIlliam, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., and Trustee Margaret Benjamin stand in front of UNCG’s Alumni House with toys donated by the community during the fourth annual Toys for Joy event.

Story by Rachel Kelly, University Advancement
Photography by Martin W. Kane and Jiyoung Park, University Communications

Videography by Grant Evan Gilliard, University Communications

 
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