December 1, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429

Peru, Nebraska- This year, a consolidated group of campus organizations is excited to announce the start of the 2016 holiday toy drive.  Last year over 100 items were collected and distributed to a regional organization for local youth in need.

Frank Lynott writes, “Phi Beta Lambda, the Hispanic Latino Student Association, the Black Student Union, Kappa Omicron Rho and the Peru Disc Golf Association look to meet or beat last year’s collection total.  For this drive we are accepting new and gently used toys.”

Collection boxes will be located on the Peru State College campus in TJ Majors, Hoyt, Jindra, the AWAC, the Student Center and the CATS Building from November 28 to December 9.

Lynott adds, “As you go out shopping or clearing out the closets, please keep in mind the estimated 16.8% of Nebraska children living in poverty.”

Toy Drive flyer on evergreen tree.


For more information, visit or call 1-800-742-4412.

About Peru State College: Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. It is a college of choice fostering excellence and student achievement through engagement in a culture that promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation.