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The Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy at Southeastern to collect toys for foster children

Monday, December 4, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’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 16 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, Dec. 4-6. Drop off times are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     Gabriela Pacheco, training/grants coordinator at the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy, said there are 836 children in foster care in the region, and 192 children are managed through Tangipahoa Parish.
     “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, popular board games, gift cards, hand held computer games, perfumed body lotions or soaps, skooters, jewelry and craft kits, video games, diaries, Lil Ponies, drawing and sketching kits, or any hand held type toys, such as rubix cubes, match box cars, trucks, and trains.
     For more information, contact Pacheco at gabriela.pacheco@southeastern.edu.




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