The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive will be at our Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market this Sunday, December 2, from 1–7 PM, inside the Green Point Loft (67 West St). A donation box for unopened toys for local children will be waiting for you at the entrance to help you spread the holiday cheer.
Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive started as a response to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Seven years later and with the help of many new partners and friends, BBHTD is still doing what they originally set out to do. In 2016 years they joined forces with the NYPD Brooklyn Borough North Holiday Sleigh Ride event and now BBHTD distributes thousands of toys directly into the hands of deserving kids during the holiday season.
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.
Cash donations can be made via their 501c3 partner NYC Together —click here or email [email protected] to make a contribution.
It all started four years ago, in response to the devastation that Hurricane Sandy had left in her path. As some parents were forced to deal with “real life issues” like finding temporary shelter, food and clothing for their families, thousands of children were sadly not going to be able to celebrate the holidays. Continue reading
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It’s always exciting to buy gifts for your loved ones this time of year, but in the spirit of the holiday season, we can also give a gift to a child in need. This year’s Big Brooklyn Toy Drive is happening at locations throughout Wiliamsburg, Greenpoint, and Dumbo, including Nitehawk, the McCarren Park Ice Rink, Rough Trade, Dandelion Wine, and many others. Continue reading