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UT Tyler Police Department Holds Holiday Drive

Holiday drive

From left, University Police guard Erica Towne, UT Tyler junior Latoya Hogg, administrative assistant Sherea Norris and chief of police Mike Medders organize donations of children’s toys and clothing. The police department is currently holding a holiday drive to support The Rainbow Room, an organization which stocks items for abused and neglected children of Tyler.

The University Police Department is holding a holiday drive to support The Rainbow Room, an organization which stocks items for abused and neglected children of Tyler, Mike Medders, chief of police, announced.

“If you or your department would like to join us in the spirit of giving, we will be collecting contributions such as baby formula, diapers, blankets, other baby items, as well as toys and clothing for children of all ages,” said Erica Towne, UT Tyler guard.

Collections may be dropped off at the police department’s office or under the Christmas tree in the lobby of the University Service Center building (formerly the engineering building on Varsity Drive). Tenative deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Monetary donations also are welcome, Towne said. 

The Rainbow Room is an emergency resource center that distributes new items, such as clothing, diapers and formula, to the abused and neglected children entering their new foster family. With the establishment of the Rainbow Room, assistance with basic needs becomes available.

For more information, contact Towne, etowne@uttyler.edu or call the University Police administration office, 903.566.7060.

 
 


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