Elite DNA Behavioral Health, a comprehensive behavioral and mental health care provider, is hosting a statewide holiday toy drive to benefit area children through Toys for Tots.
From Monday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Dec. 8, Elite DNA is collecting toys at 31 locations statewide and is calling on the community for support through donations of new and unwrapped toys.
Toys for Tots is a national initiative through the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that collects new toys to distribute to less fortunate children at Christmas. Its goal is to bring the joy of the holidays and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.
“Many of us think of Christmas as a day full of happiness, celebrations, gift-giving and time with family. However, Christmas can look different for some children and their families,” said Elizabeth Dosoretz, LCSW, founder and CEO of Elite DNA Behavioral Health. “Many parents face financial constraints that don’t allow them to provide their children with the Christmas they want to, and it can take a toll on their mental health. This year we hope that, with your support, we can help bring joy to children this holiday season.”
Elite DNA has practices throughout the state of Florida and is collecting unwrapped toys at its locations in Bradenton, Brandon, Brooksville, Cape Coral, Delray Beach, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Jupiter, Lakeland, Largo, Lehigh Acres, Maitland, Naples, New Port Richey, North Tampa, Ocoee, Orange Park, Ormond Beach, Oviedo, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Venice, Wesley Chapel and Weston.
The community is invited to drop off donations at any Elite DNA location between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from Nov. 13 to Dec. 8.
For more information and to find drop-off locations across the state, visit EliteDNA.com.