Trading Massage for Toys: 200 Toys Collected for Toys for Tots

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Globe massage students Rebecca Felten and Heather Cook with all the toys collected at the Toys for Tots Massage Drive.

On Monday, Dec. 3, Globe University-La Crosse massage students collected toys in exchange for massages at the annual Toys for Tots Massage Drive. For every toy donated, the donor received 5 minutes of chair massage from a Globe University massage therapy student. In total, the massage students collected nearly 200 toys and books and over $100 in cash donations for Toys for Tots.

Students, faculty and community members donated to participate in the massage drive. “This was my second [massage] fundraiser,” shared Julie Everson, Holmen resident. “How great is [it to give] toys to needy children and get a massage for myself. It really is a win/win. The Globe [massage] students are always amazing, professional, and relaxing.”

The Globe Tonic Touch Massage Club coordinated the fundraiser and volunteered to provide chair massages.

“I feel that [the Toys for Tots Massage Drive] is a great way to help the community and…make a difference for children,” explained Heather Cook, Globe massage student.

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Globe massage student Rebecca Felten providing a massage at the Toys for Tots Massage Drive.

This is the second annual Toys for Tots Massage Drive. Globe University-La Crosse massage students volunteer at multiple community events to provide massages. In addition, they hold an annual Massage-a-thon to raise funds for Z93’s ZCare Community Fund. Globe students enjoy using their massage skills to help raise funds and support local causes.

“I feel good that I’m able to help people in need who live in my community,” shared Rebecca Felten, Globe massage student.

See photos from the event on the Globe University-La Crosse Facebook page.

WKBT, News 8000 aired a segment on the Massage Drive.