Toys for Tots Chappaqua begins its 2012 Campaign

Are you making a list and checking it twice? Don’t forget to put Marine Toys for Tots Foundation on your shopping list.

Toys for Tots Chappaqua is kicking off its annual toy collection. The Program invites the community to contribute new and unwrapped gifts for those in need. The local collection will run through Friday, December 21, 2012.

 “The Westchester communities responded very generously last year,” says Toys for Tots volunteer Christin Simon Ogryzlo. “Once again we would like to encourage people to spread holiday cheer to some of the more than 15 thousand children living in poverty in Westchester County.”

While the Toys for Tots Program collects toys for ages 0-18 years, “gifts for teenage boys and girls are at the top of the list,” says Ogryzlo. The drive is also collecting non-toy items for newborns such as diapers, formula, and cribs.

Chappaqua Drop-Off Boxes 

Gifts may be dropped off at:

  • Always The Children
  • Beautiful Hair Company Salon & Spa
  • Wells Fargo Bank


Cash Donations

 These stores accept cash donations, and checks made out to “Toys for Tots”:

  • Hilltop Wines & Spirits
  • Marmalade Gifts & Home
  • Villarina's Deli & Catering


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If you would like to particpate in our campaign or if you are a family in need of Christmas toys please contact Lu Caldara, Toys For Tots Westchester Coordinator, at LLC1@mclwestchester.org.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity, is the authorized fundraising and support organization for the Toys for Tots Program.

  • Ranked #75 in 2011 “Philanthropy 400”
  • Awarded Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for sound fiscal management (2005-2011)
  • Average Program to Support Service expense ratio:  (2000-2011)  97:3
  • Continues to meet all 20 standards established by the Better Business Bureau WiseGiving Alliance

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Fran Albanese December 03, 2012 at 09:01 PM
For the Mt. Kisco Community, we are accepting Toys for Tots unwrapped gifts at Frannie's Goodie Shop for children ages 2-18. A local student (Shelisa Bird) is our liaison with the organization. We too, are accepting contributions until 12/21/12. Thank you for your help with this worthy cause!


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