For the ninth year, the Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association will be collecting Christmas goodies for the firefighters at Station 17. It’s our way of saying “Thanks for watching out for us.” Bring your cookies, brownies, chips & salsa, or any other holiday treats – either homemade or purchased – and we’ll assemble a basket for each of the three shifts and deliver the baskets. Previous years have seen donations of non-food items such as supermarket gift cards, games, and DVDs, and the firefighters were delighted.
Again this year, we’ll be collecting gently used stuffed toys for the Dallas Police Department. DPD officers keep stuffed toys in their patrol cars to give to frightened children involved in traumatic incidents such as domestic violence calls or car accidents. This citywide project is not well-publicized, so the police welcome any assistance. This is a great opportunity to participate in a compassionate effort while removing some of the clutter from your home.
Saturday, December 13 – bring your stuffed toys and holiday goody donations to 5843 Vanderbilt between 10am and 2pm, and we’ll deliver them to Central Patrol and the fire station. If you’re unable to come by on Saturday, a box will be on the porch for toys and non-perishable fire station donations on Thursday and Friday, December 11-12.