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Volume 69, Tuesday, December 2, 2003


GLOBAL sponsors toy drive for local group

Cougar News Staff

The University of Houston Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Alliance is sponsoring a campus toy drive to benefit Child Advocates, a Houston volunteer organization that works to assist those in the children's protective system.

GLOBAL began the drive Monday, and it will last until Thursday. 

UH students, faculty and staff may drop off unwrapped toys to drop-boxes in the campus residence halls and the Campus Activities office, located in the UC Underground. Cash donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase additional gifts or wrapping paper.

Child Advocates works to mobilize court-appointed volunteers to stop child abuse by speaking up for abused children trapped in the system. They then take steps to guide the children into safe environments to break the cycle of abuse. 

According to the organization, many of these children find themselves between homes during the holidays and without any semblance of a normal holiday celebration.

The organization was founded in 1984 as a local program for the National Court Appointed Special Advocate program founded in 1977.

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