Five years ago, 11-year-old Micah Pinson, who is a patient at the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, started a toy drive. Since then, his efforts have collected over 13,000 toys and games.

During the holiday season, all patients (ranging from birth to age 18) of the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children are given one of these toys upon admittance. With your help, Micah hopes to make this program run year-round.

CityLine, the 186-acre mixed-use development in Richardson, has joined forces with Micah and will host a toy drive for patients at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children from Nov. 30 through Dec. 20.

“Micah shared his own personal struggle and the importance of each child receiving a toy or game during what can be a stressful time for kids and families,” said Jessica Robertson, director of marketing at CityLine. “Our tenants are eager to help and we know our CityLine community and visitors will make this a successful toy drive for Scottish Rite Hospital.”

New and unwrapped toys and games can be dropped off at collection boxes throughout the property, including at CityLine Kitchen, Top Pot Doughnuts & Coffee, TOM+CHEE, and the CityLine management office at 3661 N. Plano Rd., Suite 2500. No stuffed animals are needed at this time. Items for teenage boys are lacking.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make a check out to “Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children” with “Micah’s Toy Drive” in the subject line and drop it off or mail it to the  management office at the above address.

CityLine

CityLine, located in Richardson, Texas, is a 186-acre transit-oriented development featuring a dense mix of office buildings, apartments, restaurants, entertainment options and open space, with easy access to two major highways and the DART light rail system. The project is home to State Farm and Raytheon, with Whole Foods as the retail anchor. CityLine’s current development phase includes five office buildings, an Aloft hotel, multiple restaurants and a wellness office building anchored by Texas Health Resources and Children’s Medical Center, all of which totals more than 2.3 million square feet.

At full build-out, CityLine will contain approximately six million square feet of office space, 3,925 multi-family residential units and 400,000 square feet of retail space, including more than 30 dining options, two hotels, and three parks with access to regional bike trails. Approximately 30,000 people are expected to live and work at CityLine. For more information, visit CityLineDFW.com.

Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, call 214.559.5000 or 800.421.1121 or visit scottishritehospital.org.

Rebecca Silvestri

Rebecca Silvestri is the vice president of Sales & Marketing. She is also the wife of Philip Silvestri, publisher of Local Profile. In a previous life, Rebecca was a math teacher in London and the...