Southeastern’s Department of Health and Human Sciences and College of Business, along with the Association of Latin American Students and the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy, are sponsoring a toy drive for children in the foster care system from infant to 17 years of age.
Donations will be accepted at the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy, located on Southeastern’s campus in White Hall, room 28-131, and in the College of Business in Garrett Hall, room 75, through December 7. Drop off times are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
Gabriela Pacheco, training / grants coordinator at the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy, said there are 822 children in foster care in the local region.
“We want to make a difference this Christmas and bring joy,” said Pacheco. “Please help us collect new, unwrapped toys to bring Christmas to children in the foster care system and give them a toy for a smile.”
Suggested gifts, Pacheco added, include dolls; bikes; musical toys; gift cards; hand-held computer games; perfumed body lotions or soaps; scooters; jewelry and craft kits; video games; diaries; My Little Ponies; drawing and sketching kits; or any hand held toys, such as rubix cubes, match box cars, trucks, and trains.
For more information, contact Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org.