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  • Fort Worth College Students Selflessly Collect Toys and Donate to Cowboy Santa Program

    Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Librarian at Remington College in Fort Worth

    As Thanksgiving approached and the Christmas season was just weeks away, the faculty, staff, and students of Remington College in Fort Worth began their children's toy drive to benefit the local Cowboy Santa program.

    The Cowboy Santa Program Inc. is a non-profit program that provides toys to children ages 12 and under.

    On December 15, after five weeks of collecting, the effort came to a close, with the Campus donating a total of 179 children's toys to the program.

    This donation was hand-delivered by Director of Education Don McLaughlin, who proudly represented the Fort Worth College at the main Cowboy Santa drop-off point in Sundance Square.

    In representing the campus, Mr. McLaughlin said, " The Cowboy Santa toy donations were a great opportunity to brighten the lives of children at this special time of year. Our students and staff pitched in to collect toys because we believe it's important to give back to the community, and we're happy to help the people of Fort Worth."

    Pharmacy Technician student Richard Diaz said, " It feels good to give back to the community. That's one of the reasons I chose to go into the healthcare field."

    The compassion of our students has once again shown why Remington College is special. Despite a tough year for many families throughout North Texas, the charitable efforts of students and faculty at Remington College - Fort Worth has made a difference through the Cowboy Santa program.

    This is the second consecutive year that the Campus has participated in the Cowboy Santa event. In last year's collection, the Campus was able to collect 148 children's toys. The donation from Remington College - Fort Worth Campus and other organizations was televised live by the local television outlet, Channel 11-KTVT.