According to Dallas 24 Hour Club Advocates Co-Chairs Melanie and Lawson Crain,
“Each year the Advocates for Dallas 24 Hour Club (The 24) hosts a Toy Drive for The 24’s Residents, so they can give gifts to their children and grandchildren, which helps to repair these relationships that have been broken due to years of chaos from drug and alcohol addiction. Our wish this holiday season is for the community to donate toys for our Toy Drive through our Amazon Wish List.
“Dallas 24 Hour Club provides transitional living, support services and essential life skills for homeless alcoholics and addicts, so they can embrace long-term sobriety and become contributing and self-supporting members of the community. Residents of The 24 are parents, grandparents, aunts and/or uncles, who, for many years, have been unable to provide a gift for their loved ones. The 24’s Toy Drive offers Residents the opportunity to “shop” for gifts and wrap up their items for gifting this holiday season. This important event has opened communication for Residents to reconnect with family and loved ones, an important part of the recovery process.
“Gifts can be purchased through Dallas 24 Hour Club’s Amazon Wish List and includes a range of toys and books for all ages, from newborns to teens. Toys will be collected from now through December 8, and Residents will be able to shop the selections at a holiday event on Sunday, December 10, at Dallas 24 Hour Club.
“The Advocates for Dallas 24 Hour Club are a group of people whose goal is to build a community of Recovery support and fellowship for Residents and Alumni. Through Annual Service Projects, the Advocates provide assistance and sober events for The 24 and Tillman House Residents and Alumni. Click here to join the Advocates for Dallas 24 Hour Club.”
“Our annual Toy Drive is a beloved tradition at The 24 and is so important for our Residents, as gift giving offers an opportunity for many to reconnect with their families. We hope you will consider shopping and supporting our Residents this holiday season!”
* Graphic/photo provided by Dallas 24 Hour Club