Irvine, CA, December 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Stanbridge College recently partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation for a Christmas Toy Drive. Students, staff and faculty donated toys, games and stuffed animals to local Orange County children in need. Donations included two new Raskullz bikes, a telescope, a tea set, dolls, action figures, teddy bears, Zhu Zhu pets, Crayola activity sets and more.
According to Karen Myhra, Stanbridge College staff member, “Toys for Tots is a wonderful program. I donated this year because I wanted the opportunity to show my children how to pay it forward to those in need. They helped me pick out our donations and understood that by donating to Toys for Tots they are sharing Christmas spirit with other children who are less fortunate.”
Stanbridge College is a consistent supporter of the US Military, honoring its students, staff and faculty who served and are currently serving. Last fall, Stanbridge College worked with Veterans First to help homeless veterans in the 1st Annual Orange County Stand Down shelter and medical services camp. In November, Stanbridge College REACH worked to support US Marines by partnering with Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise to send Christmas Care Packages to over 100 Marines currently serving overseas in Afghanistan and other areas.
The Christmas Toy Drive for Toys for Tots is part of Stanbridge College’s REACH Beyond the Classroom Service Learning initiative. REACH encourages students to give back to their local and global communities while learning important leadership skills within civic engagement.
To learn more about Stanbridge College’s REACH and the Toys for Tots Christmas Toy Drive, visit the Stanbridge College at http://www.stanbridge.edu. To donate to and learn more about Toys for Tots and their gift-giving mission to children around the world, please visit http://www.toysfortoys.org.
About Stanbridge College
Irvine, California based Stanbridge College is a co-educational technical college with an annual enrollment of over 650 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC, and offers Diploma, Associate and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Vocational Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assisting and Information Technology.
Stanbridge College has been recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc as a 2010 America’s Best Technical Colleges award recipient. Stanbridge College has been named to the 2009 and 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Stanbridge is a 2008-2009 School of Excellence Award Recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career schools & Colleges (ACCSC), and maintains one of the highest continuous pass rates on the NCLEX-PN National Nursing Board Exam in California since 2007 with a 95% cumulative pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949)-794-9090.