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Drexel Elves Help Santa by Wrapping More than 4500 Toys This Week

December 7, 2007

What: Drexel’s Main Building is looking like Santa’s workshop with Drexel “elves” wrapping carts filled with toys for West and North Philadelphia children. Students, faculty and staff are giving up their lunch hour this week to give Santa a helping hand to wrap more than 4,500 gifts in Philadelphia’s largest toy drive.

Santa will arrive the following week to distribute the toys to representatives of local organizations, who will later give the gifts to children in West and North Philadelphia.

Visuals: • With Christmas carols in the background, Drexel students, faculty and staff wrapping gift after gift • Decorations of alternating blue and yellow lights • Giant gold-and-white snowflakes • A huge gold dragon decorating celebrating Drexel’s brand during the holiday season.

When: December 10 to 14, 2007, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: The Great Court of Drexel’s Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets).


News Media Contact: Niki Gianakaris, Assistant Director, Drexel University News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or

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