Toys for Tickets

The Staff Association's 2021 Holiday Toy Drive in partnership with SMU Parking and ID Card Services supported the 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 December 10, 2021.

Toy Collection Locations

November 1December 10

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 – First Floor

Fondren Library Center – Main Entrance Information Desk

Owen Arts Center – Taubman Atrium

Perkins School of Theology – Prothro Hall

 

Types of Toys Requested

Please provide new, unused, full-size, non-violent, unwrapped toys, such as Board Games, Infant Toys, Baby Dolls - Caucasian and African American, Leap Frog/V-Tech Items for all ages, Arts/Crafts Kits, Science Experiments Kits, Remote Control Cars, Footballs/Basketballs/Soccer Balls/Volleyballs for boys and girls, NERF Products, Action Figures, LEGO, LOL Dolls, Shopkins, Thomas the Train, Barbies/Barbie Cars/Barbie Houses, Disney Princess Items, Paw Patrol Toys, Jurassic Park, PJ Pants - adult sizes, Pajama Sets - under size 12, Fuzzy Blankets, Reading Books - all reading levels, Bluetooth Portable Speakers/Headphones, Curling Irons, Flat Irons and Hair Accessories, Bath & Body Works/Dove Gift Sets, Old Spice/Axe Gift Sets, Purses, Wallets, Skateboards with Helmets, Scooters/Ripsticks with Helmets, Jewelry/Watches, Perfume/Cologne, Adult Coloring Books, Journals, Fine Point Markers/Gel Pens.

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 with Helmet
Ripstik  with Helmet
Makeup Kits 
Nail Kits 
Hair Accessories 
Hairdryers/Curling Irons/Flat Irons 
Purses 
Disney DVDs 
CDs 
Footballs/Basketballs/Soccer Balls/Volleyballs 
Remote-Control Cars 
Model Car Kits 
NERF Products 
Digital Cameras 
College Paraphernalia 
Bath & Body Works Gift Sets 
AXE Gift Sets 
Perfume/Cologne
Watches
Wallets 

Board Games 
Drawing Pad/Sketch Board 
Watercolors/Art Pencils 
Journals 
Books 
MP3 Player/Portable CD Player 
Bluetooth Portable Speakers/Headphones
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 
Pajama Sets
Board Games 
Disney DVDs 
Footballs/Basketball/Soccer Balls/Volleyballs 
Arts/Crafts Kits
Science Experiment Kits
NERF Products 
Remote Control Cars 
Action Figures 
LEGO 
Barbie/Barbie Cars/Barbie Houses 
Disney Dolls 
Infant Toys 
Baby Dolls (Caucasian/African American)
Leap Frog Items 
Vtech Items 
MP3 Player/Portable CD Player 
Bluetooth Speakers/Headphones
Hair Accessories 
Wallets 
CDs 
Bath & Body Works/Axe Gift Sets 
Purses 
Skateboards 
PJ Pants 
Jewelry/Watches 
Perfumes/Cologne 
Tablets 
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 
LOL Dolls
Shopkins
Hungry Hungry Hippos 
Thomas the Train
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