Tonight more than 22,000 children will sleep in homeless shelters - that's a 65% increase in the last decade alone. Homelessness is devastating for anyone, but especially a child. When moving from shelter to shelter, toys, books and other special mementos are often lost or must be left behind. A simple toy can make a world of difference to these youngsters. Please help us give these kids a happier holiday season!
How you can help:
* Donate a NEW, unwrapped toy. Download our wishlist or go our list on Amazon.
* Become a corporate sponsor.
* Host an event.
* Make a small financial gift to allow us to buy even more toys! Donate here.
If you would like to mail your toy directly to the Coalition, please send it to:
Coaltion for the Homeless
Attn: Toy Drive
129 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
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 then enjoy face painters, carnival games, costumed characters, musical entertainment, and a special visit from Santa himself. Each child will receive a present and a gift bag stuffed with extra goodies. Our Holiday Carnival gives kids a break from dreary life in the shelter and a chance to get into the holiday spirit. If you are interested in helping to sponsor this year's Holiday Carnival, please contact Marisa Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply make an online contribution here.
Get involved today and spread a little joy to these girls and boys!