Arcade, New York- The Arcade Campus Center of Genesee Community College continues to host a drive for donations of new, unused baby items for “Everybody’s Baby Shower,” a Christmas themed community project sponsored by Angel Action, a program of Community Action of Wyoming County. The Arcade Campus Center hopes to help Angel Action reach their goal of 100,000 items for children ages birth to three years old. This is a project that started in Wyoming County and is being initiated throughout the holiday season through the New York State Community Action Angels Network. Led by the efforts of Lee Wekenmann, Arcade Campus associate, The ‘Everybody’s Baby Shower’ drive will run until December 10, 2010.
Donations of new, unwrapped gifts and baby supplies will be collected in boxes at the Arcade Campus Center, located at 25 Edward Street. Items such as disposable diapers, Pull Ups, wipes, rash ointment, formula, infant cereals, sleepers, onesies, blankets, tearless shampoo, infant bath tubs, bibs, pacifiers, socket plugs, cabinet locks, changing pads, bottles, sippy cups, pajamas and age appropriate books and toys will be accepted. The Arcade Campus Center is appealing to everyone who has ever had their lives touched by a baby to help those who are too little to ask. All donations collected locally will support local children.
Anyone making a donation at the Arcade Campus Center will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $50 Tops card (one raffle ticket per person per day, donate items as many days as you choose.) The drive will continue until the end of the fall semester. There will also be special ‘donor appreciation’ days where the first ten people to donate on that particular day will receive an additional appreciation gift.
The Arcade Campus Center is located at 25 Edward Street, Arcade. The Campus Center is open for donations Monday-Thursday 8:00am-9:00pm and Fridays 8:00am-4:00pm. For further information please contact Lee Wekenmann at the Arcade Campus Center at 585-492-5265.
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Editor’s Note: A photo of students and staff at GCC Arcade in front of the Everybody’s Baby Shower Collection site is available at http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Arcade_Xmas_Baby_Shower.jpg