2014 Holiday Toy Drive

Tonight, more than 24,000 children will sleep in homeless shelters. Homelessness is devastating for anyone, but can be especially difficult for a child as moving from shelter to shelter can result in toys, books and other special mementos being left behind. Receiving a new toy can do so much to brighten a child’s spirits and put a smile on their face! By supporting the annual toy drive, you will help us give these kids a happier holiday season!

Kids Holiday Carnival

Our toy drive will culminate in a Holiday Carnival for homeless kids hosted by the Coalition and the United Federation of Teachers. Boys and girls living in New York City homeless shelters will gather at UFT for a festive holiday lunch and be treated to face painting, carnival games, music, and special visits from their favorite characters, and even Santa himself. Each child will receive a festively wrapped present and gift bag to take with them. Our Holiday Carnival is always a great time for kids to have fun and enjoy the magic of the holiday season! Thank you for helping us provide a wonderful holiday season for girls and boys living in shelters. Please stay tuned for more information on ways to support the toy drive and holiday party in the coming months! Any questions in the interim can be directed to toydrive@cfthomeless.org.