Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, will be collecting new, unwrapped gifts and toys to be donated to St. Tammany Project Christmas. The gift and toy drive will be held Nov. 23-Dec. 8
There are many children, including teens, in St. Tammany Parish who cannot share in the excitement of Christmas morning and family Christmas dinner. St. Tammany Project Christmas provides gifts for needy children and food for a family Christmas dinner. These items are given to parents the week before Christmas, so they can surprise their children with gifts on Christmas morning.
Older children, ages 13 – 17, are often overlooked during toy drives. St. Tammany Project Christmas recommends the following list of affordable gifts for teens:
· Sports equipment: basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs and gloves, footballs, tennis rackets, tennis balls
· Art supplies: colored pencils, paint, brushes, sketch pads
· Games: board games, card games
· Jewelry and purses
· Make-up, lotion, perfume
· Hats and scarves
· Blankets and fuzzy socks
The public can drop off new, unwrapped gifts (no gift cards, please) at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd. in Covington-at the Human Resources Department, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and the Guest Services Desk PBX (nights and weekends).
For more information, call Tiche Bodet at (985) 867-4166.