December 13, 2010

Spread The Holiday Cheer: Holiday Toy And Food Drives In NYC

Help Bring Comfort To The Needy This Winter

By Amanda Ferris

Toy Drives 

FreeMAT Toy
: run by a voluntary organization of employees from New York Hospital
Queens, this toy drive will donate to children of deployed army personnel from
local reserve bases until December 15
th. To drop off donations,
please visit the
New York Hospital Queens Main Entrance Security Desk at 56-45
Main Street, Flushing, NY. For more information, visit

Holiday Toy
: Hosted by ThredUp, this toy drive allows parents to donate their
children’s gently used toys to a family in need. ThredUp sends their own boxes,
picks up the shipment and puts the shipment label on the package so you don’t
have to spend a dime! For more information, visit

Brooklyn New
York Marine Foundation:
With several convenient drop-off locations throughout
Manhattan and the outer boroughs, bring a smile to the faces of needy children
this holiday season by donating new, unwrapped toys. For more information, please

La Casa De Salsa Holiday Toy Drive: Brooklyn’s premier dance
studio is hosting its first-ever holiday toy drive. Stop by to donate a toy or
a book to bring a smile to a child’s face! For more information, visit

The Jewish Community Center Holiday Toy Drive: Donate new,
unwrapped toys through December 14
th and help support the non-profit
organization A Sanctuary For Families, which gives support for domestic
violence victims. For more information, visit:

Room To Grow: Donate gifts at the Room to Grow Manhattan
headquarters or support this charity by purchasing items from the online gift
registry! This non-profit organization supports low-income parents of babies
and toddlers year round, so help bring these families some holiday cheer! For
more information, visit:

Baby Buggy:
Bring some holiday cheer to parents and babies living in poverty by donating
new and gently used items such as bottle warmers, bibs, bassinets, and more at
Baby Buggy’s Manhattan Headquarters on West 37
th street. For more
information, visit:

Coalition For
The Homeless Annual Toy Drive
: Help support this organization’s goal of reaching
1,000 gifts for needy children living in New York City shelters this holiday
season! You can drop off toy donations at Public Advocate Bill de Blasios’
office in Manhattan.
For more
information, visit:

Second Chance
Toy Drive
: Log onto their website for locations nearest you! They accept only
plastic toys, and they must be clean and fully operational. The drive lasts
until December 9
th. Please visit for

Food Drives

Montessori School’s Holiday Food Drive: Help the children of
the Montessori School of New York International reach their goal of 500,000
non-perishable food items by donating! You can contributions at any of the
three campuses of the Montessori School of New York International: 105 8
Avenue, Park Slope; 347 East 55
th Street NYC; and 55-30 Junction
Blvd, Queens.

Food Bank For New York City: Log onto their official website
to find out which donation site is closest to you, and see which food items
they are in need of! Your contribution will go towards one of the many food
assistance programs throughout the five boroughs. For more information, visit:

Daily News Food
This food drive is City Harvest’s largest event. Donations are accepted
at any FDNY or NYPD police station, as well as any New York City Modell’s
Sporting Goods stores. You can also donate directly at
the Daily News Building
lobby at450 West 33
rd street. For more information, please visit:

Donate fruit juice, coffee, tea, non-perishable milk, and peanut
butter and jelly at Project Hospitality’s food pantry. You can also donate
fresh fruits and vegetables at their Community Service Center at 514 Bay Street
from 9a.m. to 5p.m. For more information, please visit

Feeding America:
This holiday season consider making a monetary donation to Feeding America and
help Americans who are struggling against hunger and poverty. You can donate
$25, $50, $100, or name your own price. For more information, please visit:

Reformed Church
: Make a monetary donation or leave boxed or canned food in the
collection box at the church or outside the front door. Also, consider
volunteering with church’s food pantry and bring a smile to those in need! For
more information, please visit:

Animals Relief
Pets need food too! Go online to their website and see a list of
participating pet stores to buy a bag of pet food to be donated! Or make a
monetary donation online to help struggling pet owners. For more information,
please visit:

Animal Care and
Control Holiday Drive
: Visit the drop-off sites in your neighborhood and give
food, blankets, and toys to homeless NYC animals. Also consider adopting a cat
or a dog from the
AC&C this holiday season as well. For more information,

ASPCA: Donate
unopened food for cats and dogs at the
ASPCA’s Adoption center 424 East 92nd Street between 1st and York Ave during the regular
adoptions hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. or Sunday 11:00 A.M.
- 5:00 P.M. For more information, please visit:

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