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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 600 toys and $7000 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, visit

This year, the toy drive will collect gifts and donations from November 8th to December 4th. The SAC has multiple drop-off locations for toys and cash donations, as well as access to a web link for donations made via credit card. Drop-off locations, the donation link, and wish list items are listed below.

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 or 504-314-2806.


Wish list


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

There is a high need for gifts that suit teenagers!!!! Some wish list items include: Movie tickets, fast food gift cards, Bath & Body Works, I-tunes & Game Stop.

Online donations:


Please click the link below to give online!


Drop off locations:

Downtown Campus

Cathy Woodard
Tidewater Building
14th Floor, Business Office

Jen Huber
School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave., Room 7561

Connie Terrebonne
School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave., Room 5203

Rose Carr
Saratoga Building, 127 Elks Place
Suite 201


Primate Center

Ken Guichard
TUPD Command Center

Avery MacLean
A Building- Lobby


Uptown Campus

Trina Beck
Cudd Hall
Room 204-205, or leave at front desk

Shelley Meaux
Richardson Building
Room 107

Jackie Rouege
Butler House
Room 110

Alysia Loshbaugh
Gibson Hall
Room 200

Kathy Branley
Richardson Memorial Hall (Architecture building, ground floor)
Room 105 (items can be left in hall if office is closed)

Lyndsie Kivell
LBC, Garden Level
Suite G02 (receptionist can accept items as well)

Allyson Brusseau/Miriam Espinosa
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

Brian Lowe
Reily Center
Room 106 (in the breezeway, ground floor)



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

Public Service Internship Information Session

Get Experience, Earn Credit, and Fulfill your 2nd Tier

  • Cause/Public Service
  • Apr 23
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Alcee Fortier Hall

Students interested in doing a public service internship in the Summer or Fall semesters of 2014 are invited to attend this information session and learn about unique opportunities, application process, and deadlines.


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