CSU Police Department gives thousands of toys for the holidays

CSU police deliver thousands of toys for the holidays

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus State University police delivered 6,800 toys, nonperishable food items and baby products Thursday morning, and it is all a part of the Cougars for Causes initiative.

This was in an effort to help others during the holidays. They donated items to Feeding the Valley, Outreach at St. Anne, Valley Rescue Mission, Open Door Community House, Boys and Girls Club and several other organizations.

This is the fifth year the CSU Police Department has organized and produced great results from Cougars for Causes.

"Well you know five years ago, we never imagined that it would be what it is today with sixty-eight hundred items. This started out as something…an opportunity for the officers to go and visit children in the hospitals during the holidays and it just expanded and has continued to expand," CSU Police Sgt. Brett Stanell.

Cougars for Causes was founded with the intent to garner greater participation from the CSU community.

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