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CASA For the Holidays


Tulane University Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is proud to host its annual Holiday Toy Drive for local CASA programs. Since 2008, the toy drive has provided holiday gifts for abused and neglected children in foster care. Last year's toy drive provided more than 200 toys, gifts, and books and $1800 in cash and gift cards to CASA programs in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 933 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. To learn more about CASA, visit
This year, the toy drive will collect gifts and donations from November 6th to December 4th. SAC has multiple drop-off locations for toys and cash donations, as well a link for donations made via credit card. Drop-off locations, the donation link, and wish list items are listed below.
Tulane SAC works with three individual locations in the New Orleans area: Orleans, Jefferson & St. Tammany Parish. Currently, CASA New Orleans serves 130 children, Jefferson serves 200 children, and St. Tammany serves 150 children in foster care, ranging in age from newborn to 18 years old.  

Every day in the United States, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect. For many of these children, the holiday season often holds nothing but disappointment. With your help, we can bring smiles to their faces, and make their holidays a little happier.
For additional information or questions, please contact Trina Beck at or 504-314-2806.


Wish list


Developmental toys (6 months-18 months), athletic equipment, boys/girls watches, boys wallets, Legos, MP3 players, Frozen memorabilia, teen purses/jewelry, comforter sets, art equipment, gift cards, books.

There is a high need for gifts that suit pre-teens and teenagers. Gift cards are often ideal: movie theatre gift cards, Bath & Body Works, I-tunes, Game Stop, etc.

Online donations:


Please click the link below to give online!


Drop off locations:

Downtown Campus

Murphy Building, Suite 1300
(13th floor, Dept. of Neurosurgery)
Laura Kreller

1430 Tulane Ave., Suite 1730
(Medical Education Office, 1st floor by cafeteria)
Jennifer Gibson

1430 Tulane Ave., 8th Floor
Dept. of Surgery, Room 8513
Mel'isa Morel

Tidewater Building, 14th Floor (business office)

Cathy Woodard

1555 Poydras, 10th Floor

Dave Kinahan


Primate Center

Building 2, Room 206
Avery MacLean


Uptown Campus

Boggs Center, Room 201 (SSE Dean's Office)
Toni Hibbs/Shelley Meaux

Cudd Hall (front desk or Room 204-205)
Trina Beck

Diboll Complex, Academic Success Center
(1st Floor)
Krista Casale

Gibson Hall, Room 200
Alysia Loshbaugh

Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Learning Commons
Allyson Brusseau/Miriam Espinosa

LBC, Suite G11 (Student Affairs- the SOC)
Brad Romig

Newcomb Hall, Room 311A (French & Italian)
Jeanny Keck


Uptown Square

Workforce Management
200 Broadway, Suite 120
Tara Robinson



The Staff Advisory Council encourages all staff to participate in helping community causes.

Each fall, the council organizes CASA for the Holidays, an annual toy drive, to help more than 400 children in foster homes, group homes and hospitals in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes.

The council also works with the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund each August to raise money and collect school supplies for New Orleans area students.

See more events below:

Opportunities to Help

Third Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run

benefiting the Prostate Cancer Research Program at Tulane Cancer Center

  • Cause/Public Service, Health/Wellness, Recreation/Sport
  • Oct 1
  • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The 2016 NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run is a two-mile race and celebration of prostate cancer survivorship benefiting Tulane's Prostate Cancer Research Program.

  • Cause/Public Service, Film, Health/Wellness, Info Booth, Other, Social/Reception, Speaker
  • Oct 6
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • McAlister Auditorium

91%: A Film About Guns in America will screen at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium on October 6th, 2016 at 7 PM.

The House I Live In

Flim Screening, Panel and Small Group Discussions

  • Cause/Public Service, Cultural, Film, Info Booth, Social/Reception, Speaker
  • Oct 9
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)
  • Room 213

The House I Live In, the grand jury prize winner for documentaries at the 2012 Sundance Festival. It describes the racial motivation for the war on drugs and the harm done to families and communities by mass criminalization.

Traces of the Trade

Film Screening, Panel and Small Group Discussion

  • Cause/Public Service, Cultural, Film, Other, Social/Reception, Speaker
  • Oct 24
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)
  • Room 213

The film follows the pilgrimage of a white family to learn about their slave-trading ancestors in Rhode Island, the experience of enslaved persons in Ghana and Cuba, and ways to address the legacy of slavery. Director, Katrina Browne, will participate.


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