Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 25, 2014
Group seeks toys for local abused children

An organization that gives toys to abused children is looking for a little help during the Tooele High School Homecoming Parade and going into the holiday season.

Damian’s Closet, housed in the Tooele County Children’s Justice Center, will have a float in the THS Homecoming Parade Friday. Jody Dasher, founder of Damian’s Closet, said the organization is hoping to collect new toys for the upcoming holiday season.

“They go to children who have been physically, mentally or sexually abused, and it helps families in need at Christmastime,” she said.

Last year, presents were given to 506 children.

Damian’s Closet was founded in honor of Damian Herrera, who was killed along with his mother, Kristi Newingham, in an auto accident in 2010.

Anyone interested in donating is asked to bring new toys to the THS Homecoming Parade on Friday at 5 p.m., or to the CJC at 25 S. 100 East, Tooele. 

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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