USC Police Department gives back this holiday season
USC Police Lt. Teena Gooding says she hopes more students will bring toys to donate Friday once the word spreads around campus.
USC student Kate Taylor says she is going to tell all of her friends about the "Stuff the Police Car" event in hopes that they will donate.
By: Brennan Reh
The University of South Carolina Police Department is looking for help from students to give back to the community this holiday season. The USC Division of Law and Safety is hosting its third annual "Stuff the Police Car" event on Greene Street in front of Russell House Thursday and Friday.
USC Police officers are accepting unwrapped toys to fill a police car benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation and Lt. Teena Gooding says she enjoys being able to help children.
"...A lot of times society doesn't see some of the charity work we do. And we just really love helping, especially the kids. They are really innocent in all of this so we want them to have all their toys and have fun during the Christmas holidays," said Lt. Gooding.
USC student Kate Taylor donated a stuffed animal and says she tries to benefit to Toys for Tots every year.
"It's just good to know that kids that don't get to have toys otherwise get to have toys through them," said Taylor.
The donated toys will go to families throughout the Midlands.
USC Police say they will be accepting unwrapped toys through December 12 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.