By: Kayla Kelley and Andria Lampe (MAT Class of 2015)
The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Society (SLATS) recently held a toy and book drive to benefit children and their families in the Saint Louis community. The toy drive was set up through Children’s Hospital, while the book drive was through a program called Reach Out and Read. Both programs captured our hearts. You see, some children do not have the opportunity to spend much time at home with their families this holiday season because they are fighting a battle of their own. As a program, we wanted to give these children the best holiday we could with the goal of putting smiles on their faces and warming their hearts.
We found that the toy drive for Children’s Hospital and the book drive for Reach Out and Read was a great way for us to give back to our community. For more information, visit their websites at www.stlouischildrens.org/ways-give and www.reachoutandread.org. If you are interested in making a donation, I would encourage you to do so—you can make a huge impact on the lives of young children and their families. Both organizations accept donations year round. We look forward to another successful toy and book drive next year.
Wishing everyone safe travels and a happy holiday season!