HFA Toy Drive 2012

Hoboken Toy & Pajama Drive to help Kids in Need

For those looking to be charitable this holiday season…

“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 hfaphilanthropy@yahoo.com.

Many ways to contribute to HFA charity drive

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! www.pajamaprogram.org
  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.

Donate in Person, too!

How to Donate in Person: Both drives will run concurrently and have the same drop off locations: When: Through Sunday, December 23rd.

Locations Where to Donate:

Any questions? – contact hfaphilanthropy@yahoo.com.

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.

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