Brighten the holidays for a needy child by donating a toy or book to the Park Slope Civic Council’s 18th Annual Toys for Tots drive. All through the holiday season, the Civic Council collects new and gently used unwrapped gifts for children ages 12 and under at locations throughout the Slope. All toys collected are given to local organizations that work with families in need.
Toys and books will then be collected starting on Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 22, all the way through Little Christmas, Sun., Jan. 6. You can leave your gifts at:
- Astoria Federal Savings (110 Seventh Ave. at Carroll Street, and 459 Fifth Ave. at 10th Street)
- Back to the Land Natural Foods (142 Seventh Avenue between Carroll Street and Garfield Place)
- Councilmember Brad Lander’s Office (456 Fifth Ave. between Ninth and Tenth Streets)
- The Church of St. Saviour (611 Eighth Ave. at Sixth Street)
- Citibank (114 Seventh Avenue at President Street)
- The Community Book Store (143 Seventh Ave. between Carroll Street and Garfield Place)
- Greenwood Baptist Church (461 Sixth St. at Seventh Avenue)
- Holy Name Church (245 Prospect Park West at 17th Street)
- Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s Office (341 Smith St. at Carroll Street)
- Assemblymember James Brennan’s Office (416 Seventh Ave. between 12th and 13th Streets)
- Little Things Toy Store (145 Seventh Ave. between Carroll Street and Garfield Place)
- New Millennium Real Estate (443 Fourth St. between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
- North Flatbush Business Improvement District (282 Flatbush Avenue at Prospect Place)
- Orrichio Anderson Realty (302 Seventh Ave. between Seventh and Eighth Streets)
- P.S. 39 (417 Sixth Ave. at Eighth Street)
- Prospect Park YMCA (357 Ninth St. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
- Scottadito Restaurant (788A Union St. between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
- Saint Francis Xavier Church (225 Sixth Ave. at Carroll Street)
- Additional collection points still to come.
Toys will also be collected at the Jingle Bell Jamboree at Congregation Beth Elohim (Eigth Avenue at Garfield Place) on Sunday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m.