Toys, joys at Brown School holiday celebration

Gingerbread Brookings The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis celebrated the holidays Dec. 12 by doing what it does best: engaging the community. (Above left) Lorien Carter, assistant dean of social work, and Amanda Moore McBride (right), PhD, associate dean for social work, help present toys collected at the Brown School during its annual Toys for Tots campaign to U.S Marine Cpl. Eric Morales (second from left) and Sgt. Dan Copeland. The Toys for Tots program uses local social service agencies and other organizations to distribute the toys in the local community. Marines also distribute toys directly to needy children in hospitals, shelters or at special children’s events. Below: Students from the KIPP: Inspire Academy perform at the holiday gathering in Brown Lounge in appreciation for the partnership and support provided to KIPP by the Brown School community during the holidays and throughout the year. WUSTL holds the charter for KIPP, a free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter middle school serving children in the City of St. Louis. Credit: Sid Hastings (2)Gingerbread Brookings