IBMC College recently completed its annual Santa’s Workshop toy drive, a holiday donation event that benefited a total of 62 students’ families between each of its three northern Colorado campus locations.
Students, staff and faculty donated money or new, unwrapped toys from Nov. 27 through Dec. 13 to assist with the cost of holiday gift shopping for students.
To further boost the toy drive, all proceeds from the college’s salons and massage clinics from Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday Dec. 8 went toward the Santa’s Workshop fund to purchase more toys. An additional $845 were raised through this effort.
A “shopping day” on Dec. 15 was held at each campus, so students could pick out toys to give their children and family members during the holidays.
“It was incredible how appreciative the students were for the help. We… had a great time connecting with them,” said Steve Steele, IBMC College CEO and Fort Collins Campus President in an email about the toy drive.
“We had the best time helping our students with their shopping. Today absolutely put holly in our hearts!” said Mary Matsutani, IBMC College’s Campus President in Greeley.
All toys that were not picked by IBMC College students on the “Shopping Day,” were donated to a local toy drive or charity in Fort Collins, Greeley, or Longmont, Colo.
IBMC College is committed to serving the communities of northern Colorado, through charitable efforts, and life-changing career training. To read more about Santa’s Workshop, visit ibmc.edu/santas-workshop or call 1-800-495-2669.