Here is a note from the Hoboken Family Alliance on their Toy Pajama and Book Drive initiatives to help those children impacted by Hurricane Sandy….
HFA Toy and Pajama Drive to help Kids Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
and Children in Need until December 23rd
Now more than ever, the HOBOKEN FAMILY ALLIANCE (HFA) is launching a major effort to help celebrate the holidays for children in need, within the age range of newborn to 17 years. We will be focusing on those children in the Hoboken / Hudson County area that have witnessed the devastating impact by Hurricane Sandy,as well as other children in need.
We appreciate all donations, both large and small, which will put some cheer into the holidays for those who may not receive a gift at all. To fulfill HFA mission, we hope to provide a nurturing environment to these children to help them be comforted and feel loved.
Recipients will include local organizations: Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS), Hoboken Shelter, In Jesus’ Name Charities and York Street Project. If you have any questions or wish to be matched with an entire family in need to provide holiday gifts directly to them, please contact email@example.com.
If you’d like to contribute, we have a number of ways to contribute to this worthy cause:
1) Pajama and Book Program
HFA is joining the nationally run Pajama Program to collect new pajamas and new books for homeless and needy children. By providing pajamas and books, we are helping to create a warm and nurturing bedtime environment for vulnerable children and young adults living under difficult circumstances. The Pajama Program, a 501(c)(3) charity, provides new pajamas and books to disadvantaged children, many of whom are waiting and hoping to be adopted Many of these youngsters have been abused or abandoned and in many cases have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a loving mother or father tuck them in at bedtime. Through the Pajama Program, we hope to contribute to a warmer, more loving environment for these children.Pajamas must be new and unused for all sizes, infant to age 17. Larger sizes are preferred, but all are appreciated! Go to www.pajamaprogram.org for more information.
2) Toy Drive
HFA hopes this event to bring something special to the children and are asking that all donated gifts be new and unwrapped please. Toys will be collected for ages infant to 17. Any donation of any size brings holiday cheer for a child who may otherwise not have received any gifts. The items are given to families who cannot afford to buy presents, so the children can open a gift that is given to them by a loved one, not a charity.
3) Tax Deductible Monetary Donation to Pajama & Toy Drive
If you wish to make a financial contribution towards a Toy or Pajamas for a needy child, donations can be made at www.hobokenfamily.com/toydrive 100% of the amount donated will be used wards a tax-free purchase of a toy or a pajama. A tax deductible receipt will be generated to you.
How to Donate in Person: Both drives will run concurrently and have the same drop off locations: When: Saturday, Nov 17 – Sunday, December 23rd
Locations Where to Donate:
- Downtown: Club H, 110 Sinatra Drive (Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm) & Hoboken Chiropractic & Wellness in the Business Ctr, 50 Harrison Street,Ste.316 (Harrison & Observer Highway,Hours: M,T&Th: 8AM- 1PM , 3PM-8PM, SAT 9AM-1PM
- Midtown: Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington Street (Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm)
- Uptown: New York Sports Club North, 210 14th Street (Hours: 7:00am – 7:00 pm)
If you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The HFA truly appreciates your generosity! The HFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.