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Western New England University to Host Stuff-a-Cruiser

SPRINGFIELD, MA (12/01/2021) Western New England University to host “Stuff-a-Cruiser” Toy Drive event on Monday, December 6, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. outside of the University Commons on the University Campus. Donations from the public are welcomed.

Bring a new unwrapped toy to University Commons where officers will park a cruiser to collect your donations for the benefit of the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield.

Shriners Children’s has been leading specialty pediatric healthcare since 1922 delivering specialty pediatric care to children around the world, providing a comprehensive range of treatments and services that help improve the quality of children’s lives and allow them to reach their full potential. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

“This year our Love to the Rescue goal is to fill the Western New England University’s entire fleet of 5 cruisers,” says University Police Officer Alexandria Capen-Parizo, the event organizer. Monetary donations are also welcomed. “Directly after the event, members of Public Safety and Student Senate will purchase toys that fill the need gaps as outlined by Shriners.”

This event is sponsored by the Western New England University Department of Public Safety. For more information contact Sergeant Jamee Nierenhausen, or Officer Alexandria Capen-Parizo

Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.

WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.