SARASOTA, FL – Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is partnering with the Bradenton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to benefit homeless and underprivileged children in Manatee and Sarasota counties through a “Toys for Tots” holiday toy drive. All new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls are welcome.

Through December 16, community members in Sarasota can drop off toys at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s theater (1646 10th Way, Sarasota) from 6:30-8:30pm Tuesdays-Saturdays, or from 12:30-2:00pm on Sundays. Call (941) 366-1505 for more information. In Manatee County, toys can be dropped off at various hours to the Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida (5840 26th Street W.); call (941) 752-5319 or (941) 677-2970 for more information.

“As we present our holiday offering, ‘Black Nativity,’ we feel it’s so appropriate to do whatever we can to spread the warmth of the holidays with those who are in need,” said Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe executive director Richard M. Parison, Jr. “We thank the Bradenton Alumnae Chapter of DST for partnering with us in an effort to bring smiles to the faces of many children this holiday season.”

About Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe:

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida, Inc. is the only professional black theater company on Florida’s West Coast. The mission is to produce plays that promote and celebrate the African-American experience, attract diverse audiences, while using its productions as a vehicle for supporting African-American artists and building the self-esteem of African-American youth. For more information on WBTT, visit the website at or call (941) 366-1505.