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McKayla Boyd and Bryce Garrett, seniors at Oxford Preparatory School, appeared on WIZS Town Talk Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Boyd, of Oxford, and Garrett, of Bullock, discussed their senior project: collecting items for local families affected by abuse and domestic violence.
Partnering with Families Living Violence Free (FLVF) in Oxford, items collected will be distributed to families in need this holiday season.
Requested items include:
- Toys for children ages 1-6 (new or used)
- Adult and child hygiene products
- Non-perishable food items (ramen, soups, breakfast items, snacks, canned food, etc.)
- Throw blankets
- Clothing items – size 2T to Adult (new only, please)
Donors are asked to sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AACA72BA2FDC34-griffin
Donations may be dropped off at the front lobby of the school located at 6041 Landis Road in Oxford. Items will be sanitized before taken to FLVF for distribution.
Stating that Oxford Prep is big on students giving back to the community via service hours, Boyd said the senior class is happy to partner with FLVF for this drive. “I spent a lot of time looking for an organization that would let us do something to give back to our community,” said Boyd. “When I found FLVF, they were very excited to work with us.”
Garrett said his class is looking forward to providing supplies to those in need, and he hopes to see the drive become an annual event. “Our goal for our school is to keep this a tradition,” he said.
To hear the interview in its entirety, go to WIZS.com and click on Town Talk.