No family should have to choose between buying food and buying toys during the holiday season. By donating a toy to the CCS Annual Toy Drive, you can ease the burden for many families and put a smile on the face of a child. This initiative has been championed by the President's Office for many years and as a result, employees have donated thousands of new, unwrapped toys that have been distributed to local non-profits that provide services to youth and families with children. Join us and make a donation to help the numerous organizations that have requested assistance.
Please bring an unwrapped toy for children aged 14 and younger to one of the following locations between Wednesday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 13. Collection boxes are available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday–Friday at the following locations:
Dodge Fitness Center: The lobby in the main entrance. Special offer at Dodge Fitness Center: If you bring a toy to the Men's Basketball game on December 9 at 7 pm your ticket to the game is complimentary!
Advancing the Community of Tomorrow (ACT)provides a safe haven for children (toddlers to teens) from many faiths, cultures and economic backgrounds to gather, learn, play and grow. ACT will seek to provide 101 children with toys for the holidays.
The Church of the Ascension assists the neediest of the community, with an emphasis on offering food, friendship, education, and dignity. They will distribute toys to kids on line at the food pantry.
The Riverside Hawks Leadership Academy promotes athletic achievement, educational excellence, and character development for their student athletes. They will distribute toys to 65 children participating in their Riverside Program and Grants Projects programs.
The Uptown Inner-City League has been providing recreational and sports programming to the Manhattanville community since 1990. They plan to distribute 350 toys at their End of the Season Celebration.
We Are Not Afraid Community Resource Centerhosts a shelter, food pantry, medical clinic, hot meal program and mobile soup kitchen. They will distribute toys to about 200 children of the families that visit their food pantry.
Can I Just Give Money?
You can also make a monetary donation to any of the following organizations:
Cathedral Community Cares' (CCC) mission is to combat and alleviate poverty through preventive services, education, and advocacy, specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger. This year, the organization is requesting help as they seek to provide gift cards for 58 families with children, ages 13 through 16 years.Please use their donation site to make a contribution.
STEM Educational Institute provides programming that gives underrepresented high school students the technological skills needed to enter today’s workforce while building generational wealth. This year, STEM is seeking support with the purchase of gift cards to address food insecurity within their student community.