Toys for Tots provides critical support to families and children in crisis situations. When a youngster is forced from home because of a fire, taken into protective custody because of domestic abuse, or otherwise faces an emergency, Toys for Tots can help. The organization provides daily essentials like clothing and underwear, as well as joy and comfort through the gift of toys.

Every year, County Legislator Jim Maisano and his wife Jean organize a local drive for Toys for Tots. Here are the details for this year’s event:

Saturday, December 18th
Noon to 3:00pm
Dudley’s Parkview Restaurant
(by Hudson Park & across from the Municipal Marina)

In addition to donated items, gift cards are welcome. And please remember that Toys for Tots also helps teens, not just younger children. If you can’t make it on Saturday, donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

Home of Jim & Jean Maisano — 93 Wilson Drive, New Rochelle
Dudley’s Parkview Restaurant — 94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle
The Cut Above — 2122 Boston Post Road, Larchmont
The Office of Dr. Lester LeBlanc — 1415 Boston Post Road, Larchmont
goHeidi Toys @ Gingers — 153 Fifth Avenue, Pelham
The Pelham Fire Station on Fifth Avenue, Pelham

Checks are also gratefully accepted. Please make contributions payable to “Toys for Tots” and send to Jean & Jim Maisano, 93 Wilson Drive, New Rochelle, NY 10801.