Joy of Toys drive will benefit CASA children


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Theta Chi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is holding a toy drive to benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) children and will collect toys through Dec. 6 at several drop-off locations around Natchitoches.  This is the fraternity’s second annual Joy of Toys toy drive.


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Drop-off locations are at City Bank, 430 Keyser Ave.; All Tangled Up, 516 Front St.; CASA Central Louisiana, 1200 Keyser Ave.; Platinum Kuts Barbershop, 725 University Parkway, and the NSU Student Union Lobby, 350 Sam Sibley Dr.


CASA of Central Louisiana works to provide quality advocacy and a strong voice to abused and neglected children in Natchitoches, Red River and Sabine parishes.  Through recruitment, training and supervising volunteers, CASA serves as the eyes and ears of the judge in working collaboratively to ensure that each child’s best interest is met.


“We are simply doing this project to give back to kids in the Natchitoches area that aren’t as blessed as others,” said Alpha Phi Alpha spokesman Jordan Aery.


For more information on the Joy of Toys toy drive, call (318) 517-9859.