Toy drive to replace toys lost in fire for families in need

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Dallas City Council Press Release

For Immediate Release:                                                    

Dec. 12, 2017  

 For More Information Contact:

Maria Salazar

District 8 Council Assistant 

(214) 670-4066

Janie C. Turner Recreation Center

(214) 670-8277

Toy drive to replace toys lost in fire for families in need

Dallas – An early morning fire partially destroyed an office and toys gathered for donation at the Asante apartment complex. Now, Councilmember Tennell Atkins is encouraging the community to join him in helping to replace the toys ahead of the holidays.

Quest 4 Greater Success, a local non-profit, originally gathered the toys for a holiday giveaway for more than 50 families in need.

Assata Thomas, director of the non-profit, issued a plea to help them replace what was lost in the fire.

Councilmember Atkins is asking people to help the non-profit by donating new toys for the families at the Janie C. Turner Recreation Center. The toy drive will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, and continue through Friday, December 15.

The toys will then be donated to the original families in need on Saturday, December 16, at Asante Apartments beginning at 9 a.m. to noon. The hope is to get enough toys to replace those that were lost.

 What:              Toy drive for families in need

 Who:               Dallas City Councilmember Tennell Atkins, District 8

 When:             Wednesday, December 13, through Friday, December 15

                        9 a.m. through 8 p.m. daily 

 Drop Off Location:

                        Janie C. Turner Recreation Center

                        6424 Elam Rd., Dallas, TX 75217