MCALLEN, Texas — A Houston based non-profit will be visiting the Rio Grande Valley today. David’s Toy Project will be in the area to donate 5,000 toys to children with cancer. The project is named after an 8-year-old cancer survivor. Project organizers will visit the Vannie E. Cook Children’s Cancer Clinic to make the drop off.
The organization will also be accepting toys between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the clinic.
David’s mother, Samantha Lauritzen, said she created the organization to provide support for families affected by childhood cancer and chose Vannie E. Cook because of the more than 1,600 patients it serves every year.
Samantha Lauritzen, President – David’s Toy Project, “Kids suffer all year long and parents are going through it all year long. We just really wanted to have a toy drive to let the community know everything that they do. It takes a special person to provide care for kids with cancer.”
Toy donations will receive a raffle ticket for a prize from Whataburger. Every toy donation or $20 contribution to David’s Toy Project will be entered for a drawing for a chance to win a free Whataburger for a year. Limit 2 entries per person.