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Gift Drive 2019

Help us make the holidays brighter for more than 5,000 New York City area children and teens supported by Rising Ground's more than 50 programs.

Each year, Rising Ground collects age-appropriate and requested toys, items, and gift cards for the more than 5,000 children and teens supported across programs. This includes children of all ages in foster care, family stabilization programs, juvenile justice programs, and in schools in high-needs neighborhoods and from low-income families. For some, we are able to provide one of the only or few presents they will receive this holiday season.

Our efforts to brighten their holidays are made possible by the generous support of individuals, civic groups, and corporations! Whether you want to give a single toy or want to arrange a toy drive for a group or at your office, every donation helps!

What we need:

  • New toys and gifts in original packaging for youth from toddlers to teenagers. Not sure what to get? Click here for a list of suggestions.
  • $20 gift cards for teens (Target, Game Stop, Target, Old Navy, H & M, Forever 21, Footlocker, Finish Line, etc.)

Help us raise funds for happy holidays!
While many gifts are donated through holiday toy drives and programs, as well as by individual and group donors, we need additional funding to make sure each youth is included and receives an age-appropriate gift. Join our CrowdRise team and mobilize your network to create happy holidays. Create your CrowdRise campaign in support of the Toy Drive here!

Delivery and details
To be delivered to children, all toys, gifts, and gift cards must arrive by Friday, December 6. All donations can be delivered to Rising Ground Development Department, 463 Hawthorne Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705. We can also arrange pickup of larger donations. To learn more or arrange for a pickup, please contact Lindsay Brienza at [email protected] or 914-375-8813.