Nearly 24,000 NYC children will spend the holidays in a homeless shelter. For these girls and boys, who have lost so much, receiving a special new toy can make all the difference in the world.
Please join the Coalition for the Homeless for our annual Holiday Toy Drive! The Coalition is collecting new, unwrapped toys for homeless kids. With your help, we can make this season a little brighter for thousands of homeless girls and boys!
Here’s how you can help:
- Buy a toy from our Amazon wish list.
- Download the flyer for a list of suggested toys to donate.
- Host a drive at your school or workplace — email email@example.com for more info.
- Drop-off your a new, unwrapped toy at one of the following public drop-off locations:
- Coalition for the Homeless: 129 Fulton Street New York, NY 10038
- JCC Manhattan: 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023
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.