Toy Distribution - Volunteers Needed!

December 12, 2017

The University of Scranton is assisting Catholic Social Services (CSS) & Friends of the Poor (FOP) with their annual "Gifts for Kids" toy distribution process and looking for volunteers. This year as in the past, the distribution will be held inside the Byron Center. This special holiday program serves families in need right here in our own backyard and this year CSS and FOP be providing toys for about 2,000 local children. Many of you were able to help out in the past and we're hoping you may have the time to help out again this year.

Volunteer Schedule:
Sunday, Dec. 17:
Unloading trucks & setting up tables from Noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 18. We have a truck from the Times that will pick up the toys from the Marine's Headquarters in Pittston and we'll be picking up toys from a number of local churches on Sunday as well. We'll need help setting up the tables and unloading these trucks from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 18:
Final set up before we distribute the toys. The Byron Complex will be open from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Monday to finish the setup. Drop by anytime between noon to 4:00 help out with the final set up.

Tuesday, Dec. 19:
Gifts for Kids Toy Distribution Day - 8:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m.
First shift volunteers should arrive at 8:00 AM and we open the doors for our guests at 9:00 AM. Distribution runs till 3:00 p.m.and volunteers will be cleaning up till 4:0 p.m. If you're able to volunteer, please select your preferred shift - the morning from 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 PM (or) the lunch shift from - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (or) the afternoon shift 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send the following information to Tim Holmes at

University employees interested in participating in this voluntary activity that take places during work hours should also consult the University?s Mission and Community Service Leave policies/form page:


Full Name *

Affiliation (Times, CSS, U of S, etc...) *

Email (best one to reach you)

Phone you can be reached on day of volunteer service

Number of Volunteers (including yourself)

I / we will be there
Choose all the days/ times you wish to Volunteer (you can check more than one).

PICK-UP / SET-UP  Sunday, Dec. 17 - noon - 4 p.m.
PICK-UP / SET-UP  Monday, Dec. 18 - noon - 4 p.m.
TOY DISTRIBUTION DAY  Tuesday, Dec. 19 - 8 a.m. - noon
TOY DISTRIBUTION DAY  Tuesday, Dec. 19 - 11 a.m. - 1pm

TOY DISTRIBUTION DAY  Tuesday, Dec. 19 - noon - 4 p.m.

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