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HeartShare is accepting donations for its Annual Toy and Gift Drive. HeartShare will pick up donations starting Monday, December 12th.
“We are fortunate to have the ongoing support of community organizations and individuals, who give an extraordinary number of gifts each year. However, the need always is great,” explained Danielle Maurice, HeartShare Director of Special Events. HeartShare currently serves over 36,000 children, adults and families throughout New York City.
HeartShare most frequently receives toys, stuffed animals and games for children, but also needs presents for its adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Suitable gifts for that group include warm clothing (size large and above), purses and wallets, CD and DVDs, perfume or cologne, adults board games and gift cards.
“Some of our program participants struggled a lot this year,” Maurice added. “There was a fire at one of our group homes and the women with intellectual and developmental disabilities living there lost everything they own.”
If you would like to contribute to HeartShare’s Toy and Gift Drive, please download the reply form here. Toys and gifts should be new and unwrapped. Used clothing is not acceptable.
If you have further questions, please contact 718-422-3213 or Mario.Principato@heartshare.org.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!