Now extended until December 17th! As the holiday season approaches, we invite you to donate to the annual Columbia Community Service Toy Drive. This initiative has been championed by the President's Office for many years and as a result, employees have donated thousands of new and unwrapped toys that have been distributed to local non-profits that provide services to youth and families with children. This year, due to the public health restrictions of COVID-19, we invite you to donate to one of the numerous organizations that have requested assistance. Your contribution will ease the burden for many families and put a smile on the face of a child.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some non-profits are requesting monetary donations in lieu of physical donations.
Donate a Physical Toy
Cathedral Community Cares' (CCC)mission is to combat and alleviate poverty through preventive services, education, and advocacy, specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger. The organization is serving about 400 - 450 bags every month. They are collecting toys for children aged 1-13 years Monday - Friday from 9AM to 6PM at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue.
Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI) helps Harlem residents by providing economic development and empowerment opportunities. HCCI will distribute as many as 500 toys at its 4th Annual ToyTopia! To assist their efforts, you can drop a toy off at 2785 Frederick Douglas Blvd. Call 212-281-4887 ext 200 for dates and times.
Make a Monetary Donation
Cathedral Community Cares' (CCC)mission is to combat and alleviate poverty through preventive services, education, and advocacy, specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger. They are purchasing toys for children aged 1-13 years to distribute to the hundreds of families they serve. When donating, be sure to designate your donation to the Cathedral Community Cares Toy Drive.
NY Common Pantry fights hunger and food insecurity through programs that establish long-term independence for its clients. Each year, NY Common Pantry hosts a Toy Drive, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, this year, they are asking for your donation to help them distribute hundreds of Target gift cardsto families with children who visit their Pantry.
Harlem Grown inspires youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. The organization is looking to raise $5000 to purchase toys directly from a local business to distribute to Harlem youth.
Double Discovery Center at Columbia University needs your help to distribute at least 50 holiday boxes to their low-income and first-generation community youth. Each Holiday Gift Box will contain food pantry items for a holiday meal and a gift that the children can enjoy. You can help this effort by sponsoring a box with a $60 donation.