Irvine, CA, December 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Stanbridge College, a technical college that offers Masters, Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology, collected over 150 new toys for needy children in Orange County from the Children’s Toy Drive for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The toys will go to needy boys and girls in Orange County who may be homeless, living in motels or shelters or whose families may not be able to afford presents this year. Stanbridge College has hosted a Children’s Toy Drive for Toys for Tots for the last two years. This year, the drive collected more toys than the past two years combined.
According to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, approximately 13 million American children live in poverty. To help improve these children’s lives, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation wanted to create and enhance self-esteem and deliver a message of hope. For their organization, this can only come in the form of a new toy.
The project is part of the Stanbridge College REACH – Beyond the Classroom™ Service Learning and Civic Engagement initiative. One of the major focuses of the initiative is helping the homeless and needy. In the past, Stanbridge REACH has worked with several non-profit partners including Project Hope School, Veterans First OC and the Free Pantry Organization to help low-income and homeless families and children. To learn more about Stanbridge College REACH, please visit www.stanbridge.edu.
About Stanbridge College
Based in Irvine, CA, Stanbridge College is a co-educational, technical college with an annual enrollment of over 900 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge College offers Master, Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Stanbridge College received an award from Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., as one of America's Best Technical Colleges. Stanbridge has also been named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 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. In 2008-2009 Stanbridge College was the recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and since 2007 it has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates in California on the NCLEX-PN nursing exam, with a 96% five year average pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949) 794-9090.