Nearly 23,000 children will spend this holiday season in homeless shelters – but you can bring smiles to their faces and let them know how special they truly are. Something as simple as a new toy can make all the difference in the world to a child in need, bringing the joy and warmth that every kid should feel during the holidays.
Here’s how you can help:
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.