Isabel's House Holiday Donation Drive

Last year, MSU donated $1,800 worth of new toys to Isabel's House! Thank you to everyone who took the time to manage a collection location, solicit donations from others in your work areas, and especially those who donated.

2014 Collection Information:Isabel's Image

Since 2012, Staff Senate has sponsored a holiday toy donation drive for Isabel's House, Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks. The directors at Isabel's House request that our drive consist of unwrapped new toys for children 12 years and younger. Donations are collected each year from mid-November through mid-December, and are then delivered to Isabel's house in time for the holidays. Staff Senate and Isabel's House have both been very pleased with the size of our collection each year, and know we have made a difference in the lives of many children each holiday season.

There are many other ways you can help Isabel's House! Our toy drive, while significant, just scratches the surface. Please visit the Isabel's House web site to learn about more ways you can help. Assistant Program Manager Keke Davis will be glad to talk with you if you are so inclined to spend some of your volunteer hours or money with Isabel's House.

Isabel's House provides a very valuable service to our community. They take in children from families who are in some kind of temporary crisis (e.g., medical emergency, temporary homelessness, etc.). This gives parents or other primary caregivers a chance to get back on their feet and prevents children from being placed in foster care.

Thank you for your generosity during this busy time of the year. If you have questions, please contact Brian Edmond at or 742-9438 (texting or email is preferred).

Staff Senate would like to thank the following for managing collection sites in 2014

Volunteer Coordinator

Building Location

Natalie Seever

Peng Zhang

Carrington 320 (Registrar)

Carrington 210

Brian Edmond

Cheek Hall 124G

Allison Overmyer

eFactory Lobby

Scott Fiedler

Sharon Lopinot

Hill Hall 200

Hill Hall 304

Yvette Medley

Glass Hall 106

Allison Overmyer

JVIC Lobby

Catherine Beck

Emily Furtak

Meyer Learning Commons

Meyer 215

Brenda Stewart

Park Central Office Bldg 111

Andrew Roberts

Plaster Student Union 123 (SGA)

Kami Gollhofer

Professional Bldg 300

Lynette Walker

Taylor Health Center 120

Allison Overmyer

Gale Lininger

Temple 160A (Vivarium)

Temple 142

Christina Bowles

Janelle Melton

University Hall 109

University Hall 212