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Austin Seeking Toys For Children Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

Austin Seeking Toys For Children Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

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In an effort to provide support and comfort to children throughout the state of Texas who have been displaced from their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Steve Adler is asking the Austin community to come together and donate the items listed below to ensure every child has the opportunity to continue being a kid during this difficult time.

The Mayor is asking for the community to donate new toys, board games, playing cards, sports balls, crayons/markers/colored pencils, arts and crafts sets, coloring books, and puzzles. Please avoid including any toy weapons, glitter, glue, or food items. We encourage the community to secure items for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers.

This donation drive is being conducted in partnership with Operation Blue Santa. Donations will be focused on supporting children in disaster relief locally and state-wide. If any additional donations are not utilized to support children during relief efforts they will be made available to families in our community that are in need this holiday season.

Please drop off your donations at the Blue Santa Warehouse (4101 S. Industrial Drive, #260) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Donations will be accepted through Friday, September 15. For more information, you can visit the Blue Santa webpage at www.bluesanta.org or call at 512-974-BLUE.

The City of Austin and Travis County are grateful for the outpouring of support and donations from individuals and businesses who want to support Hurricane Harvey flood survivors in Austin. The shelter at the Met Center does not have the capacity or staff to manage on-site donations and is not accepting donations at the shelter. Clothing, personal items, and other needs are being addressed through the shelter management process.

rita ballou

September 5th, 2017

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