Community members who want to help Santa brighten the holidays for children and teens at LACASA Center are invited to participate in the nonprofit organization’s Starry Night Holiday Toy Drive, which begins November 1, 2023. Donations of new, unwrapped toys or gift cards can be brought to the LACASA Collection, LACASA’s charity resale store, now through December 9, 2023.
Children and teens at LACASA Center are victims and survivors of abuse or neglect. Donated toys and gift cards are provided for youth who are living in LACASA’s Crisis Shelter and LACASA’s Transitional Supportive Housing units, as well as those receiving services at LACASA’s Children’s Center.
The items that LACASA children and teens need the most for the holidays include:
Educational toys, games & books
Arts and crafts kits
Remote control toys
Visa or big box store gift cards
The LACASA Collection is open seven days a week and is located at 120 W. Highland Road in the Kroger/Crossroads Town Center in Howell. Donations are placed under the store’s giving tree and gift givers are invited to hang a star on the tree with their names or initials on them. In addition, those who bring in donations receive a 50% off store coupon for one item at the LACASA Collection (excludes furniture).
Toy and gift card donations received at the LACASA Collection during the Starry Night drive are distributed to children at LACASA Center during the holiday season.