St. Bonaventure University and the St. Bonaventure baseball program are once again partnering with the Olean area Toys for Tots program this holiday season. Every year, the Olean Toys for Tots program distributes toys to over 1,600 children at Christmastime. Due to COVID-19, the need for toys is greater than ever as collecting and distributing toys this year will be significantly more difficult.
Because of the absence of fans at home basketball games this season, donations will not be collected in the traditional way. However, area residents can donate new, unwrapped toys at locations throughout the Olean area now through Friday, Dec. 11.
Campus donation boxes for SBU employees are located in the Administration Building just inside both entrances.
Also, several area businesses have contactless collection bins located at their establishments. Below are a few local drop-off locations:
- Community Bank
- Olean Area Federal Credit Union
- Beef & Barrel
- Buffamante, Whipple, Buttafaro PC
- Bartlett Country Club
- Olean General Hospital
- Olean Medical Group
- Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce
- Paul Brown Dodge and Jeep
- Paul Brown Chevy
- Cattaraugus County Offices in Olean and Little Valley
- Cattaraugus County Sherriff's Office
- Olean Public Library