Last month, Loyola held both a food drive and toy drive to help those in need during the holiday season. Those events both proved to be a huge success and the generous individuals who contributed also received the reward of a free general admission ticket to a Loyola men’s basketball game.

Held for Loyola’s men’s basketball games on December 17 and 19 games, the food drive resulted in over 100 items that were donated to the St. Ignatius Parish food pantry.

On December 29, Loyola conducted a toy drive in which fans were encouraged to donate a toy in exchange for a free general admission ticket to the Ramblers’s men’s game versus Wright State. Nearly 100 toys were collected that evening and those items have been donated to the Ronald McDonald House, which is located near the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Opened in 1995, the Ronald McDonald House has 18 bedrooms and has served more than 7,700 families. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home to keep families together while their child is receiving medical treatment far from home.