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Holiday Toy Drive 2012

headerBecause of your generosity, we were able to adopt 9 more children than our original goal (for a total of 69 children) and raised $9,334!

Big thanks to....

  • Bob Taylor, for leading this effort year after year and Ali Lyle for coordinating
  • About 150 donors who gave $9,334!
  • Angela Parham of CASA
  • Camille Vaughan and the Project M-PACT Team
  • Those who helped spread the word and collect donations: Melanie ElderAshley FreemanAlia KamelKelly Russ and Whitney Stepp, as well as those listed in the table below
  • The Taylor Lab
  • The 12 shopping volunteers and about 30 gift wrappers
  • Facilities management, who helped transport the gifts: Milton ThomasJames HarperDeena KeelerVicki Evans
  • Transport volunteers: Donald, Bufford, Robin, George 
  • Catherine Larkins and the Target on N. Druid Hills Road, who made the shopping experience a breeze, donated a $50 card, gave us our own checkout line, and built the bikes for us!
  • The Division of Cardiology

About the Annual Toy Drive

For several years, the Cardiology Division (and as of last year, in partnership with DOM) has conducted a holiday toy drive for local children in need through CASA. These children are often victims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, while others are neglected or abandoned by their own parents. Often overlooked during the holidays, they spend this time in group homes as a part of the Fulton County child welfare system because they have yet to be placed with foster families.


2012 Holiday Toy Drive- Cardiology Division and Department of Medicine from Emory Cardiology on Vimeo.

Thank you to our donation collection volunteers!!
Cardiology (WMB) Alicia Lyle, Aarynn Jones
Cardiology (Grady) Anne O'Neal
Digestive Diseases Samir Parekh
DOM Administration Alia Kamel, Ashley Freeman
EUH - Chief Resident Jacqueline Green
EUHM - Chief Resident Kara Mould
General Med/Geriatrics (VA/WW) Camille Vaughan
General Med/Geriatrics (Grady) Nurcan Ilksoy
Grady - Chief Resident Francois Rollin
Hospital Medicine (EUHM) Sylvia Morris, Joanna Bonsall
Infectious Diseases (EUHM) Jesse Jacob
Pulmonary (Grady) Annette Esper
Renal Medicine (EUH/TEC) Sharon Graves
Rheumatology (TEC) Athan Tiliakos
VA Medical Center - Chief Resident Roger Alvarez

View info and photos from the 2011 Toy Drive