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The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities is seeking help from the community to bring holiday cheer to children ages birth to seven-years-old. Now through December 1, the nonprofit is seeking generous donors to participate in the Operation Santa Toy Drive. The nonprofit is requesting donations of new, unwrapped toys for children birth to seven-years-old which will be distributed at The Warren Center’s Annual Operation Santa holiday party.  

To create a sensory-friendly environment for children with developmental disabilities and their families, The Warren Center hosts the annual Operation Santa to provide donated toys, holiday games, food, and fun for everyone. “At least 70 percent of the families we serve live beneath Texas' poverty line. Without the generosity of our community, many of these children would not receive any gifts for Christmas,” says Amy Spawn, CEO of The Warren Center. “It can be extremely challenging to shop, wrap and attend holiday festivities while caring for a child with a chronic illness. The Operation Santa holiday event alleviates some of the stress of the holiday season for families who have children with developmental delays and disabilities.”

This year the team of experts at The Warren Center hand-selected gifts that are best suited for children with developmental delays and disabilities. These gifts are available for purchase through The Warren Center's Amazon Wish List using this link. 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 Rd., Richardson, TX 75080) Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you would like to drop off toys, please contact Brooklyn Blaylock to schedule a date and time for your company to stop by. All toys will be collected on December 1, 2023. For more information, please call 972-490-9055 ext. 1425.

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