Toys for Tickets
The Staff Association is proud to announce the 2020 Holiday Toy Drive in partnership with SMU Parking and ID Card Services. The toys collected during the drive will be donated to children at Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, a United Way service provider.
The Dallas Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC) coordinates the investigation and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse in Dallas County, serving more than 4,100 children and their non-offending family members last year. DCAC houses the Child Abuse Unit of the Dallas Police Department, five units of CPS, and a Dallas County District Attorney. Having these professionals under one roof drives collaboration and communication in the very sensitive cases that DCAC coordinates. For more information about DCAC, please visit dcac.org.
About DCAC's Holiday of Hope
Toy drives, such as ours at SMU, are instrumental in providing a Holiday of Hope to the families that DCAC serves and often contribute to DCAC's life-changing work beyond the holidays.
Toys for Tickets
SMU Parking and ID Card Services graciously offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to pay off parking tickets by donating toys of equal or greater value to their parking tickets. Ticket dismissal applies only to unpaid SMU parking tickets issued for unauthorized parking, parking without a permit, over time parking, or improper display of a permit. To take advantage of the Toys for Tickets exchange, drivers must bring the parking ticket, toy, and receipt to Parking and ID Card Services in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center by
November 23, 2020 .
TOYS FOR TICKETS NOW EXTENDED TO 9AM ON FRIDAY 12/11/2020
HOLIDAY CARDS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, UNITED WAY/VNA
Monday, Nov. 9-Dec. 11
Each of the toy drive boxes placed throughout campus will have collection envelopes attached for store bought or homemade greeting cards for seniors. These cards can contain a personal seasonal greeting with Holiday/Christmas tidings or New Year’s wishes. Cards given by the SMU staff will be delivered during the holidays by the Visiting Nurse Association through the Meals on Wheels program. Envelopes do not need to be sealed and no postage is necessary.
Toys for Tickets Collection Location
November 23 Now extended to 9am December 11, 2020
*Hughes Trigg Student Center – SMU Parking and ID Card Services*
(ONLY location for the “Toys for Tickets” exchange)
Holiday of Hope/Cards for Senior Citizens Collection Locations
October 26–December 11
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall – First Floor, in front of Collin’s Atrium
Blanton Building – First Floor Elevators
Dallas Hall – First Floor Elevator
Dawson Service Center – Front Entrance
Dedman Rec – Front Desk
Expressway Tower – HR Office Suite
Fincher Building – Room 125, Career Management Center
Fondren Library Center – Main Entrance Information Desk
Lyle Embrey Engineering Building – FirstFloor, in front of the Dean’s Suite
Owen Arts Center – Taubman Atrium
Perkins Administration Building – First Floor, outside of Suite 119/DEA Office
Perkins School of Theology – Prothro Hall
Underwood Law Library – Library Entrance
Types of Toys Requested
Please provide new, unused, full-size, non-violent, unwrapped toys, such as Board Games, Disney DVDs, Footballs/Basketball/Soccer Balls, Arts/Crafts, NERF Products, Remote Control Cars, Action Figures, LEGO, Barbie, Disney Dolls, Infant Toys, Baby Dolls, Leap Frog Items, Vtech Items, MP3 Player/Portable CD Player, Hair Accessories, Wallets, CDs, Bath & Body Works/Axe Gift Sets, Purses, Skateboards, PJ Pants, Jewelry/Watches, Perfumes/Cologne, or Tablets.