Divine Savior Academy is serving the City of Doral as a community drop site for the U.S. Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” drive.
DSA’s National Honor Society is coordinating a drive within the school by collecting toys from its students and families, as well as welcoming community participation by serving the city as a drop site.
The program is coordinated and organized by members of the U.S. Marine Corps, but the program relies heavily on community involvement. According to its website, the success of the program “depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.”
To participate in the drive, buy a new, unwrapped toy for a donation. In Doral, donations can be dropped at Divine Savior Academy school or church office from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Dec. 2-13.at 10311 N.W. 58 St. Since the toy drive is being coordinated by the school’s National Honor Society, contact NHS advisor and Toys for Tots coordinator Kristina Troge with questions at 305-597- 4545.
Divine Savior Academy has sponsored several giving events this year, including a school supply drive for a needy school in Antigua and a Thanksgiving Food Drive in cooperation with the Doral Police Department.
Dean of Students Tim Biesterfeld, who coordinates many of the school’s charity drives, stressed the importance of teaching children philanthropy: “Giving our students opportunities to help others is important. When they learn how to give, students discover the blessing of serving others. Donating toys or food is a simple task, but teaches our children invaluable lessons.”