Institute of Applied Technology at FHSU hosts 25th annual Toys for Tots

It is that time of year again, and Santa needs all the help he can get to make Christmas the magical day it needs to be, and once again Santa will receive help from members of the community and Fort Hays State University students and faculty.

The university's Institute of Applied Technology will assist with the Teaming Up For Tots program for the 25th Annual Fred P. Ruda Toys for Tots Day.

The toy building begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Teaming Up For Tots brings together community volunteers to assemble approximately 200 wooden toys for children ages 3 to 5. Toys for Tots is designed to spread holiday cheer to locals who may not receive Christmas presents.

The woodshop in Davis Hall, room 150, is set up as an assembly line. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to be Santa's helpers; however, an adult supervisor is asked to accompany and supervise child volunteers.

The featured toy this year is a racecar, a repeat of the first toy built, in honor of the 25th anniversary.

About 60 to 65 volunteers are needed to help assemble the toys. Jobs include sanding, running parts from station to station, drilling holes, attaching parts and finishing.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Institute of applied Technology at 785-628-4211.

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