Toy Drive – Sharing the Holiday Spirit
This holiday season Dornsife’s Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is participating in The Midnight Mission’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive. We are aiming to make this meaningful event a yearly occurrence at Dornsife and we are asking for your heartfelt support this year.
Every year, the Midnight Mission distributes toys to needy homeless and near-homeless children in Los Angeles. What makes their toy drive so special is their commitment to giving each child a high-quality brandname toy in addition to a stuffed animal or ball, an educational item, and a stocking stuffer. The SAC has signed up to support this cause to help ensure that each of the nearly 2,000 homeless and near-homeless children will experience the tradition of the holidays regardless of their background and/or parent’s situation.
The SAC will be collecting toys between now and Monday, December 18 at AHF 105. These toys will be delivered to the Midnight Mission in downtown LA by Dornsife staff volunteers. If you would like to help with deliveries, please email email@example.com. We are hoping that you will help us spread the word in your departments.
As you do your holiday shopping or see things on sale, please consider adding a few extra gifts in your purchase, including items for tweens and teens as The Midnight Mission typically receives more toys for younger children.
There are other ways to help this worthy cause. You can drop off your contributions at The Midnight Mission directly at 601 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90014 by Friday, December 22. Or you can make a financial donation by visiting The Midnight’s website. You can also access The Midnight Mission’s Amazon Smile Wish List to donate toys to be sent directly to The Midnight Mission.
Thank you for helping to make each child’s holiday full of joy and hope!
Dornsife Staff Advisory Council
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