2014 Toy Drive

Dear Friends of the Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation,

For the past twenty two years, the dedicated elves and reindeers of Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation have been delivering toys on Christmas Eve to some of Brooklyn’s neediest children. Teachers at our local schools, social workers and staff members provide us with the name and address of families that are experiencing a challenging period. We make every effort to match the child with an age/gender appropriate non- violent gift.

We anticipate having an equal number of girls and boys on our list ranging in age from infants to 14 years old. Experience has taught us that gender neutral toys such as art and crafts gifts and board games, which kids absolutely love, make our gift matching process easier.
You may drop off new, unwrapped toys or new children’s clothing at our office, or if you prefer to make a monetary donation, 100% of your donation will go to our Toy Drive effort and is fully tax deductible. Please make check payable to:

Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation/ Toy Drive
3295 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Attention: Maria Collier

Donate online: http://www.cypresshillschildcare.org/donate/

Buy from our Amazon wish list: http://amzn.com/w/19Y8CQARISOPB

We expect the number of needy children will increase this year as so many of the parents in our community are unemployed or underemployed. Although we will concentrate our efforts on the youngest children, we always include a small gift for the older siblings in the family.

Your past contributions have enabled us to purchase toys and treats as well as shoes, gloves, scarves, coats, pants, shirts, sweaters and some unorthodox gifts such as portable heaters, prescription eyeglasses, medicine, and food. We have even paid some overdue utility bills that averted disconnection notices. Collectively, we have performed numerous miracles and transformed many a Holiday Season. I hope we can count on your help again this year.

Thanking you in advance and wishing you and your family the Merriest of Holidays.


Maria Contreras Collier