Thank you to everyone who took the time to manage a collection location, solicit donations from others in your work areas, and especially those who donated.
Since 2012, Staff Senate has sponsored a holiday toy donation drive for Isabel's House, Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks. The directors at Isabel's House request that our drive consist of unwrapped new toys for children 12 years and younger. Donations are collected each year from mid-November through mid-December, and are then delivered to Isabel's house in time for the holidays. Staff Senate and Isabel's House have both been very pleased with the size of our collection each year, and know we have made a difference in the lives of many children each holiday season.
There are many other ways you can help Isabel's House! Our toy drive, while significant, just scratches the surface. Please visit the Isabel's House web site to learn about more ways you can help. Please visit their Volunteer webpage if you are so inclined to spend some of your volunteer hours or money with Isabel's House.
Isabel's House provides a very valuable service to our community. They take in children from families who are in some kind of temporary crisis (e.g., medical emergency, temporary homelessness, etc.). This gives parents or other primary caregivers a chance to get back on their feet and prevents children from being placed in foster care.
Thank you for your generosity during this busy time of the year. If you have questions, please contact the Coordinator of Staff Senate Committees at StaffSenate@Missouristate.edu