|President and Mrs. James H. Ammons present a young child with a bicycle at the Ammons’ Toy Drive Program.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On the thirteenth day of December, Florida A&M University (FAMU) President and Mrs. James H. Ammons shared some holiday cheer by donating bicycles, books and gift cards to more than 400 children in the Tallahassee community. The program benefitted children from Bond Elementary, Fairview Middle, FAMU-Developmental Research School, Griffin Middle, John G. Riley Elementary, Nims Middle and Pineview Elementary Schools as well as three community centers —Jack McLean, Jake Gaither and Walker-Ford.
“This holiday season is a time for sharing,” said President Ammons. “It is about caring for those who are important to you. We care about our community and this is just one way that we can show them.”
According to Pamela Hightower, principal of Bond Elementary, what the Ammons did was truly a blessing.
“We thank the Ammons for the their thoughtfulness and good gesture,” said Hightower.
The children were entertained by members of the FAMU Marching “100,” the Tallahassee Boys’ Choir, FAMU cheerleaders and the Mountain Dew Cloggers. Tallahassee Mayor John Marks also did a reading of The Night Before Christmas. They also received greetings from the FAMU men’s and women’s basketball teams.
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