November 1, 2019

Donating Toys for Xmas in Bay Ridge


Here are places you can donate new toys for Christmas:







1) RCS Reaching Out Community Service 7708 New Utrecht Avenue – helps low-income families in our neighborhood





2) E & J Store at 7001 Fort Hamilton Pkwy is having their Annual Toy Drive/Baby Item Collection. 



“From now till December 18th E& J will be collecting all donations. Please feel free to drop them off anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 7 days a week. The toy donation drive has started this year we will be collecting toys for all ages , baby wipes, baby diapers, baby formula, and new baby clothing. For the Life Center of Bay Ridge Brooklyn.”



3) Brooklyn Firefly and Red White and Brew are collecting toys.




4) Toys for Tots





5) Operation Secret Sandy Clause– Started soon after hurricane Sandy, Michael Sciaraffo wanted to make sure that children received toys. Last year he put out a simple wishlist of dolls, basketballs and other toys – it isn’t up yet for this year, but it was here




6) Toys for Tots Donation Boxes – last year Cocoa Grinder  8511 3rd Avenue had a box.


7) Bay Ridge Honda always has the Toys for Tots box:







8) The Annual Olicia Boccuzzi Foundation Holiday Toy Drive – dropoff at the Bookmark Shoppe or these locations between November 25th and December 14, 2019.

(Olivia was a 3 year old who lost her life after battling cancer)



9) Regina Pacis Church at 1230 65th Street is asking people to donate gift cards instead instead of collecting toys or clothes for strangers. They will give the gift cards to families in need. In this way they can preserve their dignity and allow them to buy what they really need, when they really need it.This is totally anonymous giving. No one knows who gave what to whom. If you are willing to help us, just drop the gift cards in the collection basket on the weekends, and we will distribute them. Anonymous generosity is the best kind! 



Events that Happened Already


1) Bring a toy to the Salty Dog and have a free drink on December 7th.




2) Saint Pats has an Angel tree. Wishes will be available starting on November 22nd.





Saint Anselm has a giving tree. Giving tree tags will be available November 16th and 17th.












If you have used toys that you wish to donate see here







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