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Toy Drive Held In Honor Of Berea Student Killed In Crash

Posted at 4:12 PM, Nov 27, 2018

BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society at Berea College is holding a toy drive to honor the memory of a classmate killed in a crash last year.

Kappa Omicron Nu tells LEX 18 that its former president, Brianna Cowden, was a gift to everybody and that she loved helping people. Cowden was on her way home from church when she died in a crash involving a drunk driver.

After her death, the group quickly banded together to create a holiday toy drive in Cowden’s memory. Last year, they collected 500 toys to help needy families. This year, they’re hoping for even more that will go to the Christian Appalachian Project organization’s Grateful Threadz thrift store.

You can donate by dropping off toys at any of the collection boxes in the Berea College Alumni Building, the library, or the Emery Building. You can also contact their Facebook page.