After launching last year in support of kids whose families were affected by Sandy, the Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive is back, taking donations, and even hosting a huge party. In other words, there’s no reason not to participate.
The BBHTD is now in the middle of a two-week long collection drive (December 1st through December 15th) with drop-off locations in Greenpoint, N. Williamsburg, DUMBO, and Park Slope (full list of addresses below). They’re looking for new, unwrapped toys for kids age 14 or under.
You can also bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more to their “Collection Party” at Red Star Bar in Greenpoint on Tuesday, December 17th from 7-10pm. Bringing a toy means you’ll get access to an open bar, food buffet, music, and a raffle with prizes such as professional sports tickets, private parties, concert tickets, dinners for two, and much more. All money made on said raffle will go directly to the purchase of additional toys. So, like we said, a no brainer. Make sure some Brooklyn kids have a good holiday, drink with your friends, win prizes. The holiday season at its best.
Brooklyn Roasting Company (25 Jay Street)
BLDG 92 (63 Flushing Ave at Carlton Street)
Singularity & Co (18 Bridge St.)
Juliana’s (19 Old Fulton St.)
Artists & Fleas (70 N 7th St.)
Assemblyman Joeseph Lentol’s Office (619 Lorimer St.)
Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.)
Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave)
Mccarren Park Ice Rink (776 Lorimer Street)
The Brooklyn Flea (Sundays, Dec. 8-22; 80 N. 5th Street<)
Frolic! (34 N. 6th St.)
Tribeca Pediatrics (288 Driggs Ave.)
Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin St.)
Red Star Bar (37 Greenpoint Ave.)
t.b.d. (224 Franklin St.)
Flying Squirrel (87 Oak St.)
Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave.)
Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital (365 7th Ave)
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