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Dec. 19, 2002
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CSU Dominguez Hills Students
Deliver Shoes to Salvation Army in Torrance

"His House" helps 650 South Bay Families with Food and Emergency Assistance

CARSON, Calif.
- Nearly 200 pairs of shoes will make their way to needy South Bay recipients as the California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Associated Students, Inc. visits the Salvation Army's "His House" in Torrance on Friday, Dec. 20. The shoe giveaway is part of an ongoing effort of gift giving by CSUDH's students, staff and faculty.

"People have toy drives and food drives, but I wanted to do something different so I decided to start a shoe drive on campus," said David Gamboa, 19, Commissioner of Clubs and Organizations at CSUDH. Gamboa said he wanted to perform a lasting community service and believed giving shoes would be a unique way to accomplish that.

"If someone is in need, I want to help them," Gamboa said. "Each year our students do something to help the community so I wanted to continue that tradition." Gamboa, a sophomore majoring in communications, is no stranger to serving the community. He has participated in community service with Montebello Councilwoman Norma Reid for four years and has performed years of civic work while in high school. Gamboa said he and some CSUDH students will go caroling into various neighborhoods and convalescent homes in Montebello.

Gamboa represents 63 CSUDH clubs and interacts with 40 organization presidents, voicing their concerns to the Student Senate.

The shoe delivery will occur at the Salvation Army complex at 20830 S. Vermont Avenue in Torrance just before noon. "His House" services 650 families and more than 3,000 children during the holiday season.

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