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.

His Toy Store

  • Empowers parents with limited resources to Christmas shop for their children at no cost, and with the opportunity to donate to the affiliate and/or church for the toys they receive.
  • Offers affiliates an opportunity to expand their outreach into the communities they serve, increasing their ability to connect with and resource families year-round.
  • Offers church partners an opportunity to connect with their neighbors in need, making available to those neighbors a year-round spiritual family.
  • Enables volunteers to come alongside our affiliates to meet, interact, and serve families at Christmas.

What kind of toys will my donation purchase?

Your donation will purchase brand-new toys to stock our toy stores. We work with our affiliates to determine what the families they serve are excited about giving to their kids, so we’ll offer toys for babies, toddlers, and school-aged boys and girls. Think action figures, dolls, baby toys, jewelry and craft kits, educational games, builder sets, dress-up clothes, and cars and trucks.

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 15 volunteers to unload toys on Friday, December 2, from 6-8pm and 20-25 volunteers to help run the store on Saturday, December 3, from 9am-3pm (approximately). The event is at St. Paul’s House on West 51st Street. Volunteers can register here for Friday or Saturday.

Financial contributions are also welcome. Go to hfny.org/HTS to learn more and give. All donations must be received by November 28.

Contact Jenna with any questions: jennabrusso@gmail.com

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