Most Successful Toy Drive Ever!

With your help, we collected more than 17,000 toys for children in shelters through this year’s Holiday Toy Drive!

This has been an unforgettable holiday for thousands of homeless children. Thanks to you, we were able to deliver basketballs, dolls, Hot Wheels sets, and so much more to kids in shelters, brightening the season for entire families.

This wouldn’t have been possible without support from thousands of individuals and more than 60 companies, including HelloFresh, Buzzfeed, Carnegie Corporation, Metlife, Moelis & Company, Siguler Guff, and SimCorp USA. Five-year-old Bond and his friends also got together to host a virtual meditation drive, raising more than $30,000, and allowing us to buy 1,345 toys!

Spectrum News, Marketplace, and Newsy, featured the Toy Drive, which helped spread the word. The support we received online kept the momentum going – we appreciate everyone who shared the campaign and encouraged friends and family to participate.

This year has been incredibly challenging. To maintain social distancing and follow COVID-19 protocols, we had to adapt the drive and go completely virtual. As a result, we assumed we would be receiving fewer toys. We were wrong. The toys kept coming throughout November and December, and we were able to give more kids than ever the joy of the holidays. What an inspiring end to 2020.

Happy New Year from everyone at the Coalition for the Homeless!

“We commend you for your efforts to provide for those in need on Staten Island. Your kindness and generosity make a positive impact on our families.”

Hospitality House, Staten Island

“Thank you for putting smiles on our children’s faces. You are our heroes!”

Phipps Sojourner Truth House, Manhattan