Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Holiday Toy Drive. With your help, we’ve collected 13,000 (and counting!) dolls, action figures, footballs, arts and crafts kits, and more to be distributed to homeless kids in New York City just in time for the holidays!
We also want to thank you for your support of our annual Kids’ Holiday Carnival, co-hosted by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). Every year, 100+ kids from shelters across the city joined us for a holiday celebration including games, music, food, and more! This year, the kids enjoyed an amazing magic show, danced with Captain America and Wonder Woman, had their names sketched out in graffiti art by Xmental Inc., and had a visit from Santa himself, who made sure every child received a gift. It was, as always, a magical afternoon of fun.
A special thank you to Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP for donating over one hundred unique Build-A-Bear teddy bears, which the kids loved, and to long-time Coalition supporters Burke & Co for once again providing delicious, festive cookies for the children to enjoy.
We want to once again extend gratitude to everyone who participated in this year’s Holiday Toy Drive. For the 22,000 kids who will spend this holiday season living in a shelter, something as small as a special toy or game just for them makes all of the difference in the world.
Thank you to everyone who donated through our Amazon Wish List or hosted a toy drive at their school or business. Also, thank you all of the amazing corporations who participated including: Blackstone, WeWork, RedFuse, NADAP, Carnegie, Manhattan Toy Company, The Regis Group, NYCEDC, MAXIMUS, American Heart Association, Dentons, VMLYR, White & Case, TP ICAP, Nike/System of Service, and so many more! Also, we’d like to extend a special thank you to Roger Clark and NY1 News for highlighting the Holiday Toy Drive for the third year in a row and alerting even more New Yorkers to the needs of homeless families in our city.
Thank you and happy holidays from all of us at the Coalition for the Homeless!