Dallas Children's Advocacy Center Begins 'Holiday For Hope' Toy Drive

Kristin Weisell
November 28, 2018 - 10:11 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - For around 2,000 kids in Dallas currently recovering from abuse or trauma, there's a chance for them to have some joy of the holiday season.

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center has started their annual Holiday for Hope toy drive, to give those kids some presents to unwrap on Christmas morning.

"The work we do with these kids can be challenging," says Becky Aguilar, DCAC's director of community engagement."But being able to let these kids be kids, to wake up Christmas morning and do what everyone else is doing, is the best feeling in the world."

There are several different ways to get involved with the Holiday of Hope. The first way is to choose kids to sponsor, and then shop for them directly with a wish list made by their caregivers.

People can also simply make a donation, or hold their own toy drive.

"With 2,000 kids to serve, unfortunately they won't all get sponsored," says Aguilar. "So with any individual toy drives, we can make sure everyone gets Christmas."
The toys are then brought to DCAC headquarters. Volunteers help caregivers hide the gifts in their cars, so they can be taken home.

The Holiday for Hope toy drive continues through December 9th.

Online: Dallas Children's Advocacy Center 'Holiday For Hope'