Toys for Tots gift bags delight 3,000 children at the University Area Community Center
As Hillsborough County’s largest Toys for Tots distribution center, the University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) provided 3,000 children gifts this holiday season. For the past 10 years, more toys have been distributed through UACDC than anywhere else in Tampa Bay.
In addition, the UACDC created Toys for Kids and collects and distributes hundreds of additional toys to families who don’t qualify for Toys for Tots, but whose status as working poor means they need assistance to make the holidays bright for their children.
More than 100 volunteers joined together at the University Area Community Center to sort and bag the toys.
The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC) is a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership whose mission is children and family development, crime prevention, and commerce growth. Its primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The UACDC was named nonprofit of the year for public and societal benefit by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2011 and 2012. It is headquartered in the University Area Community Center Complex, owned by Hillsborough County and operated by the UACDC, which is located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa. For more information about UACDC, please visit www.uacdc.org or call Sue Hutson at 813-558-5212.