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CASA For the Holidays

 

Tulane University Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is proud to host its annual Holiday Toy Drive for local CASA programs. Since 2008, the toy drive has provided holiday gifts for abused and neglected children in foster care. Last year's toy drive provided more than 200 toys, gifts, and books and $1800 in cash and gift cards to CASA programs in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 933 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. To learn more about CASA, visithttp://www.casaforchildren.org/.
 
This year, the toy drive will collect gifts and donations from November 7th to December 5th. SAC has multiple drop-off locations for toys and cash donations, as well a link for donations made via credit card. Drop-off locations, the donation link, and wish list items are listed below.
 
You can also visit our booth in the LBC: Friday, Nov. 14 and Tuesday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., to drop off toys or donate online.
Tulane SAC works with three individual locations in the New Orleans area: Orleans, Jefferson & St. Tammany Parish. Currently, CASA New Orleans serves 130 children, Jefferson serves 200 children, and St. Tammany serves 150 children in foster care, ranging in age from newborn to 18 years old.  

Every day in the United States, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect. For many of these children, the holiday season often holds nothing but disappointment. With your help, we can bring smiles to their faces, and make their holidays a little happier.
 
For additional information or questions, please contact Trina Beck at tbeck@tulane.edu or 504-314-2806.

 

Wish list

Toys and gifts must be NEW, NOT GIFT WRAPPED, AND IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING.

Developmental toys (6 months-18 months), athletic equipment, boys/girls watches, boys wallets, Legos/K-nex, MP3 players, Frozen memorabilia, teen purses/jewelry, comforter sets, art equipment, gift cards, books.

There is a high need for gifts that suit pre-teens and teenagers. Gift cards are often ideal: movie theatre gift cards, Bath & Body Works, I-tunes, Game Stop, etc.


Online donations:

 

Please click the link below to give online!

https://tulaneforms.wufoo.com/forms/rzp95dq1nhk1if/

 







Drop off locations:


Downtown Campus

127 Elks Place, Suite 201 (front desk)
Joan Turner

Murphy Building, 13th Floor (Dept. of Neurosurgery)
Brooke Stowers, 988-9134

1430 Tulane Ave., Suite 1730
(Medical Education Office, 1st floor by cafeteria)
Jennifer Gibson

1430 Tulane Ave., 8th Floor
Dept. of Surgery, Room 8513
Mel'isa Morel

Tidewater Building, 14th Floor (business office)

Cathy Woodard


 

Primate Center

Building 2, Room 206
Avery MacLean

 

Uptown Campus

Boggs Center, Room 201 (SSE Dean's Office)
Toni Hibbs/Shelley Meaux

Butler Hall, Food Services Office
Jackie Rouege

Cudd Hall (front desk or Room 204-205)
Trina Beck


Diboll Complex, Transportation Office (1st Floor)
Mike Moore/JC Paciera

Gibson Hall, Room 200
Alysia Loshbaugh

Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Learning Commons
Allyson Brusseau/Miriam Espinosa

LBC, Suite G02 (Student Affairs)
Brad Romig

Newcomb Hall, Room 311A (French & Italian)
Jeanny Keck

 

Uptown Square


Workforce Management
200 Broadway, Suite 120
Tara Robinson


 

 





The Staff Advisory Council encourages all staff to participate in helping community causes.

Each fall, the council organizes CASA for the Holidays, an Annual Christmas Toy Drive, to help more than 400 children in foster homes, group homes and hospitals in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes.

Also, the council helps co-sponsor the Back to School Extravaganza each August to raise money and collect school supplies for New Orleans area students.

See more events below:

Opportunities to Help

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