MEDIA CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
PROGRAM CONTACT: DAVE COLLINS
Tippie College of Business
Department of Marketing
Release: Dec. 13, 2002
American Marketing Association continues toy drive through Dec. 17
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University of Iowa chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will
continue their Tons of Toys drive though Dec. 17, benefiting children who
are in the cancer unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
The AMA chapter from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business began this
community service project Dec. 2, and it will run through Tuesday, Dec. 17.
In their second year for the drive, they hope to collect 300 toys, up from
the 200 toys delivered last year.
Collection boxes have been placed outside the dean's office and in the department
of marketing in the Pappajohn Business Building. Toys have been collected
not only from faculty, staff and students in the Tippie College of Business,
but from the campus community as well.
The marketing students promoted the drive Thursday by visiting with University
of Iowa Interim President Willard "Sandy" Boyd. Santa Claus and
Frosty the Snowman joined Boyd for photos.
"So many people have supported this project, and it has grown virally
across campus," said Dave Collins, UI marketing instructor and AMA advisor.
"It's a great way to give back to the community," added AMA chapter
president John Thompson.
Financial contributions may also be made care of the AMA. For more information,
contact the department of marketing at (319) 335-1013.