Briefs in toyland: MultiView ‘gifts’ back

Julie Bernhard poses near gifts for Toy Drive

It is no secret that ever since millennials hit the work scene that disruption quickly followed.  They were a force to be reckoned with – tech savvy, connection-craving, something not yet experienced in the workforce.  Despite the negative myths that surrounded their arrival, they are no doubt a group out to change the world through their need to contribute to their causes.

Whether the task is big or small, these workforces want to impact the world in a positive way. This year, the MultiBriefs team found that Christmas time offered a great opportunity to do just that.  For weeks, the Briefs team hosted a toy drive to help the local Dallas community.

Titled, Holiday of Hope, the toy drive benefitted the clients of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC). The DCAC coordinates a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach in response to allegations of severe child abuse in Dallas County. This results in more successful investigation and prosecution outcomes, and minimizes the impact of a stressful investigation on child victims and their families.

This holiday season 2,200 DCAC clients and their families were asking for help.  And MultiBriefs answered the call. 

Participation in this toy drive made a difference in the lives of the most severely-abused children in Dallas County.  The DCAC let them know not all of the children will be adopted and also have families that enter services later in the year, and miss out on the Holiday of Hope adoption time period. Through this drive, they wanted to ensure that all of the families receiving services with DCAC have a wonderful holiday season even if they start with them in late December.

After all was said and done, the MultiView team collected three full boxes of holiday gifts – from board games to Barbies to books – and were dropped off just in time for the holiday season.

When asked why they chose to participate in this particular toy drive, the MultiBriefs editors had this to say:

  • “Christmas is a season of hope. If we can bring even a little bit of light into the life of one child, then it’s definitely worth the effort.” – Ronnie Richard, Publication Manager

  • “I really wanted to participate because I wanted to help make a child’s day a small bit brighter by giving, especially when they’ve had such a hardship that they didn’t ask for. There are a lot of toy drives this time of year, but this one struck me as one I couldn’t miss helping with.” – Ross Lancaster, Senior Content Editor

  • “Giving fuels the soul, and I’m thankful to work as a team to provide for our community. The season wouldn’t be as special if everything we did was for ourselves. Any time we’re able to recognize the needs of others and act on it, I’m in.” – Bianca Gibson, Executive Editor

  • “Knowing I could make a child smile this Christmas was the reason why I participated. I’ve done things like this through my workplace in the past, but until now, I’ve never really felt like I was a part of something. I really feel like we all came together and the passion to really make a difference was there.” – Jacqueline Hansen, Content Editor

After the success of this year’s efforts, the MultiBriefs crew hopes to continue the tradition each and every year – hoping to garnish even more participation and increase their donation to impact even more local families.

MultiView Team Expert Julie Bernhard

Julie Bernhard

News Briefs Executive Editor

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