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

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center's Holiday of HopeToy 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.

 

Collection Locations

Toys for Tickets Collection Location

October 26–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 26December 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.

Leap Frog Learning Toys 
Vtech Learning Toys 
Baby Dolls 
Disney Dolls 
Action Figures 
Baby Stroller 
Grocery Cart with Plastic Food 
Dress-up Costumes 
Dinosaurs 
Picture Books 
Balls 
Legos 
Disney DVDs 
Arts/Crafts 
Tea Sets 
Stuffed Animals 
Toy Cars/Trucks 
Riding Toys
Board Games 
MP3 Player/Portable CD Player 
Tablets 
Movies 
Jewelry 
Adult Coloring Books and Fine Tip markers 
Skateboards 
Ripstik 
Makeup Kits 
Nail Kits 
Hair Accessories 
Hairdryers/Curling Irons/Flat Irons 
Purses 
Disney DVDs 
CDs 
Footballs/Basketballs/Soccer Balls 
Remote-Control Cars 
Model Car Kits 
NERF Products 
Digital Cameras 
College Paraphernalia 
Bath & Body Works Gift Sets 
AXE Gift Sets 
Watches 
Wallets 
Gift Cards ( Ex: Starbucks, Movie Theater, chick-fil-a, Chipotle, Mc Donald’s, Whataburger, Barnes & Noble, American Eagle, Game Stop, Claire’s, Forever 21, Academy, Abercrombie)
Board Games 
Drawing pad/Sketch Board 
Watercolors/Art Pencils 
Journals 
Books 
MP3 Player/Portable CD Player 
Jewelry 
Skateboards 
Makeup Kits 
Nail Kits 
Hair Accessories 
Hairdryers/Curling Irons/Flat Irons 
Purses 
NERF Products 
Movies 
CDs 
Footballs/Basketballs/Soccer Balls 
Digital Cameras 
Perfume 
Cologne 
Bath & Body Works/Axe Gift Sets 
Fuzzy Slippers/Socks 
PJ Pants 
Gift Cards ( Ex: Starbucks, Movie Theater, chick-fil-a, Chipotle, Cold Stone, Whataburger, Barnes & Noble, American Eagle, Claire’s, Forever 21, Aeropostale, Academy, Abercrombie, Old Navy,Kohl’s)
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 
Tablets 
Gift Cards: Starbucks, Movie Theater, Chick-fil-a, Chipotle, Cold Stone, Whataburger, Barnes & Noble, American Eagle, Claire’s, Forever 21, Aeropostale, Academy, Abercrombie, Old Navy, Kohl’s
Barbie Doll and Pet Playset 
Barbie Princess Doll 
Barbie Deluxe Stylin’ Head 
Barbie Clothing Set 
Barbie Convertible 
Barbie Clubhouse/Castle Playset 
African American Barbie Doll 
Hungry Hungry Hippos 
Guess Who? 
CONNECT 4 
Headbanz Game 
Battleship 
Jenga 
Chutes and Ladders 
Classic Memory Game 
Monopoly 
Apples to Apples 
Scrabble 
Sorry 
Trouble 
Candy Land 
Life 
Risk 
Puzzles 
Pictionary
Chilis 
Olive Garden 
IHOP 
Torchey’s Taco 
On the Border 
Buffalo Wild Wings 
Denny’s 
Chic Fil A 
Wendy’s 
Panda Express 
Taco Cabana 
Main Event 
Movie Theater 
Dallas World Aquarium 
Dallas Zoo 
SpeedZone 
Chuck E Cheese