Holiday Food and Toy Drive

The Staff Senate is collecting new, unwrapped toys for INOVA Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit children’s hospital that relies on community support to provide world-class care close to home. The Staff Senate is also accepting donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and school supplies to benefit the Patriot Pantry, a food pantry that provides access to non-perishable food items, toiletries, and basic school supplies to George Mason University students who are unable to afford them. INOVA Children’s Hospital has set up a Wish List of currently needed items, an Amazon Wish List, and Gift Policies to avoid any items that they cannot accept. Patriot Pantry also has a List of Items that are most requested. If you are interested in supporting the Patriot Pantry with a financial contribution, you can donate to the Student Food and Housing Insecurity Fund by visiting:

Donations will be collected beginning December 1, 2018.

Deadline for Collection:

Arlington: Monday, December 17, 2 p.m.

Science and Technology: Monday, December 17, 2 p.m.

Fairfax: Monday, December 17, 2 p.m. for collection boxes.  Final collection at Fairfax will take place during the Fairfax Holiday Party, Tuesday, December 18 in the Johnson Center Cinema.

Drop Off Location(s):

Arlington: Founders Hall Lobby (Near the Information Desk)

Science and Technology: Lobby of Colgan Hall and Bull Run Hall Atrium

Fairfax: Merten Hall Information Desk and Johnson Center West hallway elevator lobby (entrance/exit toward the Hub on the main floor).  On the day of the Fairfax Holiday Party, the Senate will be collecting toys in the Johnson Center Cinema.

If you have any questions, please direct them to