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CASA Holiday Toy Drive


Tulane University Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is proud to host its annual Holiday Toy Drive for local CASA programs. Since 2008, the SAC's CASA toy drive has provided thousands of holiday gifts for abused and neglected children in the foster care system 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
SAC will collect toys and gift cards from November 6- December 4, 2017.  Drop-off locations, a link for online donations, 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 over 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, 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, Game Stop, Footlocker, etc.

Online donations:


Please click the link below to give online! 



Drop off locations:

Downtown Campus

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

127 Elks Place, 3rd Floor Reception Area
Mel'isa Morel (Room 322

Tidewater Building, 14th Floor
Cathy Woodard (Business Office)

1555 Poydras, Suite 1400/Front Desk

Olivia Mitchell

Primate Center

IT Office, Building 1
Steve Coy



Uptown Campus

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

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

Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite G11 (SOC-Student Affairs) Brad Romig

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, first floor lobby, Christie Otis

Academic Advising Center, 102 Richardson Bldg.
Sarah Withers

Uptown Square

Workforce Management
200 Broadway, Suite 122
Beth Boyle




School Supply Drive for Dinerral Shavers Education Fund

The Tulane University Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is happy to start each academic year supporting the Dinerral Shavers Education Fund Annual Back to School Extravaganza.  SAC and the Ashe' Cultural Arts Center co-sponsor this free school supply giveaway annually to support all New Orleans students. In 2017, Tulane donated over 30 boxes of school supplies to DSEF.

The 2017 Extravaganza was held at the Ashe' Cultural Arts Center and featured live performances, health screenings, and activities.


Wish list

crayons                       pencils                              loose leaf paper                                         

binders                        pens                                 spiral notebooks                          

scissors                      ruler                                  index cards                                

colored markers        glue sticks                      bottle of glue

pocket folders            facial tissue                     paper towels                                                                     

backpacks                  construction paper         highlighters                                               

binder dividers           photo copy paper           erasers    

colored pencils          pencil case                      composition notebooks  

red pens                      dry erase markers 


The Staff Advisory Council encourages all staff to participate in helping community causes. For more information on SAC's community service efforts, contact SAC Community Service Chair Trina Beck at or 504-314-2806.

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