According to The Warren Center’s CEO Amy Spawn,
“Every year, The Warren Center hosts hundreds of children with developmental delays and disabilities at Operation Santa, where gifts from our annual toy drive are distributed in a fun, safe and sensory-friendly atmosphere. This year we have a record-number of requests for the more than 400 children our organization serves. Our wish is to have as many gifts from our Amazon Wish list as possible for these deserving children and their families.
“The sensory elements associated with waiting in line for Santa at a noisy mall with other children, frantic parents, and flashing cameras can be too much for children with developmental disabilities. At Operation Santa, we created a sensory-friendly environment for children with developmental disabilities and their families to enjoy the holiday season. The event provides donated toys, holiday games, food and fun for the entire family.”
Now through Monday, December 2, we are seeking generous donors to participate in the Operation Santa Toy Drive. We are requesting donations of new, unwrapped toys for children birth to seven-years-old which will be distributed at the annual Operation Santa holiday party.
This year our team of experts at The Warren Center hand-selected gifts that are best suited for children with developmental delays and disabilities. These gifts will help children reach important developmental milestones and are available for purchase through The Warren Center’s Amazon Wish List using this link: https://amzn.to/2AHpbQT. Community members can help bring joy to a child this holiday season by dropping off new, unwrapped toys for children ages birth to seven-years-old at The Warren Center’s Richardson office (320 Custer Road, Richardson, TX 75080) Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you would like to drop off toys, please contact Alisa Stone at [email protected] to schedule a date and time for your company to stop by. All toys will be collected on Monday, December 2, 2019. For more information please call 972.490.9055 ext. 1111.”
* Graphic/photo provided by The Warren Center