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Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs: 

3630 University Hall
Phone: 419.530.2665
Fax: 419.530.8567
Mail Stop: 963

Office for the Student Experience:

2521 Student Union
Phone: 419.530.2500
alt: 2571 or 5923
Fax: 419.530.5924


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***Families looking to be adopted, must go through the Salvation Army; the University does not directly adopt families.***



 Dear Friend:

Can you believe the holidays will soon be here? The Salvation Army is in the process of preparing for our multi-faceted programs that help those less fortunate members of our community have a
blessed holiday.

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One such program that we are asking you to consider helping with is the “Adopt-a-Family” Program. Through this program sponsoring groups are given the name of a family in need within the Greater Toledo area to assist. Sponsors then provide gifts and food to their assigned “adopted” family. The sponsor has the option of choosing the family size that they wish to assist.

 To help make your decision on the number and size of families you are able to serve, please review the ‘Christmas Giving Suggested Guidelines’ form.  Please note we are requesting that you NOT wrap your gifts this year.  If you would like to provide the family with gift wrap, it would be greatly appreciated but not necessary.

Last year our local the University of Toledo  was able to serve over 30 families through the Adopt-a-Family program.

If you would like to participate in the program this year, please complete the Sponsor Form  by Friday, November 13th at 4 p.m.

Upon turning in your application to OSIL, you will be asked to sign an agreement to ensure full participation. Gifts are due to the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership by Tuesday, December 8th at 5 p.m. to ensure delivery to families.

Participation in this program requires that you (and your organization) will provide:

  • TOYS: AT LEAST 3-4 brand new gifts per child ( unwrapped)


  • FOOD:  A gift card to a local grocery store with a sufficient $ amount for a complete meal considering the size of the family

Toys for Tots

We understand that adopting a family can be a huge financial undertaking. We would like to extend to departments and student organizations the opportunity to donate 2-3 toys per child to Toys for Tots. We are asking for quality toys , but no meal will need to be provided.

Toys for Tots is a program sponsored by the Marine Corp. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.


Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have at (419) 530-4944 or email studentinvolvement@utoledo.edu.

Thank you for your participation in reaching out to help others in need this holiday season!



Office of Student Involvement & Leadership
(419) 530-4944



Last Updated: 10/29/15