The holidays can be extremely challenging for the children we serve. Limited resources, parental illness, and other stressful situations make it difficult for our children and their families to celebrate. The Family Center holds an annual Toy Drive to serve hundreds of children in an effort to brighten their holidays.
The Family Center welcomes corporations, organizations, and individuals interested in participating in the Toy Drive and making our children’s wishes come true. To give a gift to a child in need, you can purchase a tax deductible item through our Amazon Wish List or request a specific number of wishes you would like to fulfill. Double your charitable donation by ordering your gift through AmazonSmile, which donates a percentage of the item(s) bought to The Family Center!
In addition to purchasing presents, volunteers are needed to sort the hundreds of gifts donated every year in 1-2 hour shifts. For more information in participating or volunteering in the gift drive, please contact Tonya Collins through email or by calling 718-230-1379 ext. 122.
This year, with the input and blessing of our client families, The Family Center is focusing on preserving agency resources to maintain our programs and services. While we are planning a holiday celebration “for kids from one to ninety-two,” we will combine the festivities with our Toy Drive distribution. Please consider supporting The Family Center as we work to support vulnerable NYC families this special time of year!