Acacia Claus Holiday Toy Drive
Each year during the holiday season, Acacia Chapters around the country collect new, unwrapped toys for children who might otherwise not receive presents. Known as Acacia Claus, this annual toy drive is designed to assist local organizations in our Chapters’ communities. Chapters are encouraged to put their own personal spin on the event; which often involves partnering with local retailers to solicit donations of toys or money from residents and customers. For our Chapter, the toys and funds are donated to the local ACCESS shelter in Ames. This worthwhile event has not only brightened the lives of countless families in need, it has also provided our brotherhood with an opportunity to show the community in which we reside that Acacia’s “Human Service” focus is more than just lip service. It is a passion that drives and motivates our brothers in every aspect of their lives.