December 6, 2006
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 Dec. 6, 2006

Sean Kearns
Media Relations Director
(323) 343-3050
Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405


For the 35th time,
’tis the season of giving

EPIC drive at Cal State L.A. to deliver
food, toys to low-income families—again

Los Angeles, CA – As it has every December since 1972, next week the Educational Participation in Communities (EPIC) at California State University, Los Angeles, will brighten the holiday season for low-income families around the Cal State L.A. campus community.

EPIC will collect toys and boxes of canned food and dry goods from CSULA staff, students and faculty for its 35th Annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive, to make deliveries to more than 60 families.

On Thursday, Dec. 14, EPIC volunteers will deliver the holiday cheers to low-income families selected by nonprofit community agencies in the greater Los Angeles area. Last year, Cal State L.A. collected around $24,675 worth of toys and food, which were delivered to 233 children and 158 adults.

For more information, please call the Cal State L.A. EPIC Office at (323) 343-3380.

Note to editors and news directors:
Photo and interview opportunities will be available at Cal State L.A. in Room 123 of the Physical Education building on the following days. Call the EPIC Office at (323) 343-3380 for schedule and arrangements.

Monday, December 11
Pick up boxes from offices
Sort toys and food (PE #123)

Tuesday, December 12
Packing boxes (PE #123)
Shopping for additional toys & food from donations

Wednesday, December 13
More packing

Thursday, December 14
Agencies will pick up boxes
Some boxes will be delivered to a few different agencies

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 190,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center now under construction. www.calstatela.edu


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