Participate in HSLQ’s Holiday Toy Drive 2016

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Make this holiday special for a child in your community
FRIENDS OF HUNTINGTON STATION LATIN QUARTER
1399 NEW YORK AVE, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746

Each year the Friends of Huntington Station Latin Quarter reach out to members of the community and local businesses to help us with our Annual Toy Drive. As the holiday season approaches, we are looking to collect gifts for the families under served of our community. Our Annual Toy Drive works two ways. First, we ask members, friends, and the community to hslq
nominate a special family in need of gifts for the holiday season. We collect information about each family member, including age and gender, to ensure that these gifts help holiday wishes come true. In addition, we ask all local businesses and organizations willing to have a collection box placed at their locale to collect donations. In addition, For the second year in a row, we will
be collecting gently used clothing for all ages. Coats are most important as many of the children we help will not have anything to keep them warm this winter. As you clean out your closets, please keep these children in mind.

Once HSLQ gathers this information, we create a list which is distributed to friends and
members who in turn wrap the gifts collected from the community and distribute them to
families most in need. Over the years, HSLQ has collected thousands of toys and impacted the
lives of hundreds of Huntington Station children and families. In 2015, we had 366 kids
sponsored and 27 businesses and countless families and community members contributing over
2000 gifts. This event is very special to HSLQ because in many circumstances, these gifts are the
only ones these children will receive for the holidays. This is truly one of our most special events
because it can change the life of a child who may sometimes feel forgotten and demonstrates
how a community can come together to give hope to and shape our future generations.

The main Toy Drive Event this year will be:
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 1 – 4pm
1399 New York Ave, Huntington Station, NY 11746

If you would like to get involved next year, be it if you are a local business and would like to have
a box delivered to your location, or you would like to become a donor and sponsor a child or
family, please email us at info@hslq.org. If you would like to attend and be a part of the event on
December 18th please let us know, as well.
We look forward to bringing together the local community to once again create a special holiday
season for those who need it the most!


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