Hello all you Santas out there! Time once again for our (4th!) annual holiday gift drive for children. Step inside to see how you can help out.
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Previous Years: 2009
We are once again fulfilling wishes for the NYCares Winter Wishes program
. Many children, particularly impoverished children, in the NYC metro area were affected by Hurricane Sandy, either directly through the loss of their homes, or indirectly through a parents' loss of wages due to the storm & transit/gas issues. We are fulfilling requests from 45 children, who range in age from 4-7. These children are part of an educational program in lower Manhattan.
Check out the Metafilter Cares Amazon Wish List
to see what they're wishing for. Some kids were very specific while others were more general, and I tried to choose items I thought they would like. I love learning about the new toys every year- I guess "bey blades" are a thing this year? Who knew?
Amazon has made it possible to add notes on wished-for items without linking to a specific item, so I added a few notes to the list on items I thought you shoppers out there might have a fun time chasing down. If you're planning to buy one of these items, please "claim" on the list when you begin to avoid duplicate purchases; if you end up not being able to find anything, drop me a line and I can make it available again.
If you have alternate items you wish to buy for any of the kids, let me know and I'll adjust the list.
spec80 has once again graciously agreed to be our toy warehouse/wrapping party hostess at a TBD date. We hope to deliver our toys to the host organization sometime in mid-December.
I'll be away from my computer for much of Thanksgiving & Black Friday, but I will respond to your e-mails and questions upon my return!