Southeast Facilities Management Recognized for Contribution to Toys for Tots

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 27, 2005ᾰScott Meyer, director of Facilities Management at Southeast Missouri State University, received a certificate of appreciation last week from the Marine Corps League, recognizing Facilities Management’s efforts to raise funds to support the Toys for Tots program. 

The League sponsors the local Toys for Tots program.

Facilities Management, which is responsible for all facilities planning and construction on campus as well as operations and maintenance of all University facilities and grounds, raises funds each year through special drawings.  The money is then donated to charitable programs like Toys for Tots.

Department artisans build and donate pieces of furniture such as coffee tables, bookshelves and wardrobes that are given away at the drawings.  Other staff members donate homemade pieces, such as quilted blankets, table runners or crocheted afghans.

“This is a terrific employee-led initiative that is successful because of the talent and good hearts of people right here in our community, who also happen to be Southeast employees,” Meyer said. “These people are passionate about helping children, and we commend them for their enthusiasm with this project.”

Toys for Tots is a nationwide program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in an effort to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 27, 2005ᾰScott Meyer, director of Facilities Management at Southeast Missouri State University, was presented last week with a certificate of appreciation by the Marine Corps League for the department’s efforts in raising funds to support Toys For Tots.  From left are Jim Carver, Marine Corps League Representative; Meyer; and John Haney, cabinet maker journeyman with Facilities Management.