CHRISTUS Physician Group To Host Toy Drive for Cara Center

(Shreveport, La.) Local CHRISTUS Physician Group practices along with the three Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Centers will host a toy drive for the Cara Center. The drive is from Dec. 3-14, and the community is asked to donate new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages (newborn through upper teens).

The Cara Center is one of the 17 Children’s Miracle Network Hospital programs at CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System. The center provides medical examinations for children when abuse, either physical or sexual, or neglect, is suspected. Serving ten parishes in NWLA and in partnership with LSU Health Shreveport, Cara Center provides compassionate medical care and aftercare in the diagnosis, management and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

“CHRISTUS Physician Group is proud to support the Cara Center toy drive,” said Lisa Britt, Vice President of Physician Operations for CHRISTUS Physician Group Shreveport-Bossier. “Our physicians, extenders, and Associates really love to give back during the holidays. The children at the Cara Center have seen the darkest of days, and we hope we can provide some joy to them this Christmas season.”

Each child at the Cara Center receives a toy after the examination. The center is also in need of interactive toys for the waiting area.

“Children who have endured a medical examination because of suspected abuse need a moment to simply be a kid, to have joy and happiness and the ability to be in control of something during a difficult time,” said Amy Heron, Director of CHRISTUS Foundation Shreveport-Bossier. “Providing an age-appropriate toy to the Cara Center is one small way the Cara Center team helps children during the holiday season. We are grateful for the support and commitment from our community to help children this Christmas.”

Cara Center Toy Drive Locations:

CHRISTUS Pediatric Associates – Shreveport Bossier
1549 E. 70th Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105

CHRISTUS Primary Care – Shreveport
9091 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

CHRISTUS Primary Care – South Bossier
1701 Jimmie Davis Highway
Bossier City, Louisiana 71112

CHRISTUS Primary Care Associates – Shreveport Bossier
1460 East Bert Kouns
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105

CHRISTUS Primary Care Partners – Shreveport Bossier
9220 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

Velocity Care – Bossier City
2151 Airline Drive
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111

Velocity Care – Kings Crossing
7045 Youree Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105

Velocity Care – Mansfield Road
9300 Mansfield Road
Shreveport, Louisiana 71118