The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive, a local organization that has helped distribute more than 22,000 toys to local children in need is hosting a fundraising dinner at Anella (222 Franklin St) next Wednesday evening (12/13). With two seatings at 6:30 and 8:30, the dinner will feature a seasonal 3-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, with a carafe of wine included for each table of two. All profits from the night will go directly to the purchase of additional toys at wholesale. Tickets can be purchased here.
The BBHTD was launched six years ago as a response to Hurricane Sandy, and to date collection boxes overflowing with toys as well as financial contributions have come from not only Greenpoint, but all over Brooklyn. The heartwarming video below shows officers at Patrol Borough Brooklyn North donning superhero costumes and dropping off toy drive toys and singing carols in Brooklyn after the 2016 holiday drive.