Monthly Archives: December 2014

Toy Drive

Buying presents for the children we’re close to is one of the best parts of the holiday season. But for the foster and at-risk families Bienvenidos Children’s Center serves, this is an out-of-reach luxury. That’s why it is our goal during the holiday season to provide each child in our programs with a high-quality present that captivates their imagination, provides comfort, or fosters a sense of belonging.

Bienvenidos is holding a Holiday Toy Drive where we collect new and unwrapped toys for children between the ages of 0-18, match them to the children in our programs, and distribute the gifts at our holiday events. We rely entirely on your donations to do this.

Suggested gifts include:

  • Educational Toys
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Multi-cultural dolls – for different ages
  • Books – for all ages
  • Building Blocks
  • Toy cars and trucks
  • Sports equipment – basketballs, soccer balls, footballs
  • Skates/Skateboards and helmets
  • Sports jerseys
  • Video games/hand held games
  • Music and DVDs
  • Age-appropriate gifts for teenagers – jewelry, cosmetics, watches, DVD players

To host a toy drive, please contact Maxine Moshay, Director of Major Gifts, at (213) 785-5927 or by email.