House of Hope, a leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse and mental illness programming in South Florida, will host a toy and fundraising drive for the holidays through Monday, December 21.
House of Hope is currently collecting toys for the children of residents that are in treatment. To minimize contact to maintain safety during the pandemic, residents are not able to visit their families and children. The donated toys will allow parents to send gifts to their children this holiday season. Additionally, House of Hope is collecting donations for items that will help the people in recovery feel more comfortable during their time at House of Hope, like clothes, hygiene products, git cards, books, puzzles, snacks, and more.
“The holidays can be a difficult time for our clients and even more so this year because they aren’t able to spend time with their families due to COVID-19,” said Sue Glasscock, House of Hope CEO. “The toy and donation drives will help lift the spirits of our residents during the holidays, bring joy to their children and have a positive impact on their recovery journey.”
Collection locations are at the House of Hope food distribution center (908 SW 1st St., Fort Lauderdale) and Stepping Stones, House of Hope’s campus for female residents (901 NE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale). Monetary donations of any amount will also help with the budget deficit that House of Hope is facing due to the pandemic. Donations can be made on the House of Hope website.