The Division of Cardiology is raising money for its annual holiday toy drive. Last year, we were able to surpass our initial goal and supported more than 80 children with $10,000+ in generous donations from the Emory community. This year, we hope to continue this strong tradition and have pledged to support at least 80 local children in need. We will team up with the Department of Medicine’s Project M-PACT team, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) administrative team, and the Emory Clinics.
Every day—through no fault of their own—children in Atlanta are thrust into the child welfare system. Many are victims of physical and emotional abuse, while others are neglected, abandoned, or removed from their homes by the courts. Often, these children become the victims of an overburdened system with a complex network of lawyers, social workers, and judges who are frequently too overworked to give thorough, detailed attention to each child.
We have collected holiday wish-lists from 80 children (ages 1-17), and we are requesting monetary donations to help us fulfill them. Please keep in mind that these may be the only gifts these children receive this year. Typically, their lists are very modest and include clothing and one or two personal items, such as toys or sporting goods.
To learn more about the parent organization, Fulton County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), visit their website. If you would like to contribute to this great cause, you can make a credit or debit card donation via PayPal by Friday, December 4 (extended deadline). Please join us in helping children in need and making this another wonderful toy drive.
If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Lyle.
- Emory University Department of Medicine
- Fulton County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
- Department of Medicine Project MPact activities