Small Toys Create BIG SMILES!
he holidays have come and gone but winter, (unfortunately), is still here. In an effort to warm everyone up this week, we would like to share the details of our most recent local charity event.
We are thrilled to announce our wonderful partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services Westchester and will be hosting an annual Toy Drive for children of the program. Last year’s toy drive took place at Prospect Hill Elementary in Pelham Manor. On Giving Tuesday, December 4, 2014 the All American Junk Removal and BBBS/FSW team drove the All American Junk Removal box truck to Prospect Hill Elementary to collect and transport all of the toys that were generously donated by the wonderful students, families, faculty and staff of Prospect Hill Elementary School.
The children of Prospect Hill were ecstatic to participate in such a wonderful cause. After discussing the importance of the event with the children, we brought the toys to the BBBS/FSW offices in White Plains where their staff worked tirelessly, overnight to wrap the gifts and bring to the holiday party, which was hosted in the upcoming days.
On Friday December 7, 2014, BBBS of FSW hosted an Interactive Elf Party for the children at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers, New York. Yes, this means we wore elf hats and shoes around the theatre. Anything for the kids, right?! We were excited to meet all of the children, see their smiling faces and help with the event and distribution of the toys.
All of our efforts paid off as we were able to provide over 130 children with toys this past holiday season. Mission accomplished!
A very special thank you goes out to Marsha Tom, Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW, everyone who donated, and to the amazing students, families and faculty who contributed to the success of this event. We are excited to work with all of you for the years to come!