His Toy Store is Hope for New York’s Christmas outreach to local families in need.
Each year, HFNY partners with their affiliates and churches to set up pop-up toy stores across New York City and invite families to shop for new toys at no cost. Through this program, families often make a lasting connection to local churches and HFNY affiliate organizations, where they can find year-round support. Join Hope for New York’s Christmas outreach to families in need across our city.
This year, Hope for New York is hosting its biggest His Toy Store outreach yet. Their goal is to provide 5,000 toys for 1,926 families and they rely 100 percent on donations to make sure stores are stocked with toys like action figures, stuffed animals, baby dolls, and soccer balls.
That’s where you come in, Trinity! A team will be serving in December at the His Toy Store at The Salvation Army Temple (540 Lenox Ave at 137th Street), but we also want to help them stock these stores with toys. Help families across NYC experience joy this Christmas! November 21, is the LAST DAY to donate to His Toy Store. Help HFNY stock 13 stores across the city with toys that parents with limited financial resources can choose for their children. Visit hfny.org/hts by November 21 to support this outreach!
Who are the families who will receive these toys?
The parents who will shop at our stores include the working poor in low-income neighborhoods, formerly incarcerated individuals reconnecting with their families, and moms and dads in residential recovery programs. For many of them, His Toy Store is the only opportunity they have to provide gifts for their children.
We need volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to participate in helping families in need receive toys for their children for Christmas. We need volunteers to unload toys on Friday, December 7, from 7-9pm and volunteers to help run the store on Saturday, December 8, from 8am-1pm (approximately). The event is at The Salvation Army Temple 540 Lenox Ave at 137th Street. Please contact Anais (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about volunteering for either date!
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