Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Doll and Toy Fund

The annual Doll and Toy Fund, sponsored by the Catholic Daughters, is now underway.

Monetary donations may be mailed to Janis Courvelle, 1826 Edwards St, Opelousas, La. 70570.

Make checks or money orders payable to DOLL AND TOY FUND.

We welcome NEW toys, which may be brought to Valentin Hall during office hours. Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am until 11:45 and again from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. On Fridays, no later than 11:45am.

For more information, call 789-0971.

But some history ...

The Doll and Toy Fund dates back to the 1920's. Men who came home after serving in World War I were having problems making ends meet. The Catholic Daughters mended clothing and cleaned up toys to be given out to help these families.

Currently, the Fund helps more than 2,000 children per year. 7 local schools in Opelousas submit lists of needy children looking for a bright spot in the holiday season. Children who receive treatment at the Opelousas Area Cerebral Palsy Clinic also receive toys.