Food for Brooklyn, a local organization on 55 Sutton Street, is currently underway with its Second Annual Toy Drive. The drive started early in December, so tomorrow the 16th is the last day to drop off your donation.
Food for Brooklyn requests new, unwrapped toys for ages 0 – 12. They will also accept gift cards or monetary donations, which you can make through their Instagram account.
The drive culminates in a special event on Saturday. From 12 – 2 PM, Food for Brooklyn will host a Story Time and Free Toy Shop. “Last year we were able to sponsor some families in need as well as host a free toy store that gave caregivers the opportunity to shop for free toys for their kids,” they wrote on Instagram. “It was an amazing experience that even included gift wrapping. This year we are doing the same thing on December 17, but adding a storytime for children while their caregivers shop.”
Drop off locations are: PS 110 (124 Monitor St.), Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop (110 Franklin St.), and Market on Kent (921 Manhattan Ave).
The Buttery Bar (152 Driggs Ave) clarified on Instagram that they will only be accepting donations through the end of today, but everyone who does so will get their first Narragansett or house wine for free.
Toys aren’t the only things needed. Maison Jar (566 Leonard St.) is hosting a non-perishable food drive at their store as well.