‘Tis the Season for Giving

The holiday season serves as an important reminder to us to give back to our community. Below are a few ideas to help you get started:

Wish Upon A Star Program at Kapatid Martial Arts
175 Tompkins Avenue Pleasantville NY 10570
Kapatid participates annually in this program through the Salvation Army. We collect gifts for underprivileged children for the holidays. Usually it is the only gift these children will receive. Please stop in the school to pick up a wish star to make a child’s holiday special…your generosity and act of kindness will be greatly appreciated!! The deadline for gifts is December 12th.

Toys For Tots
You can drop off a new unwrapped toy to many locations throughout the county from November 1, 2012 to December 19, 2012:

32nd annual Holiday Sharing Drive
The Junior League of Northern Westchester (JLNW) is pleased to announce that we will be holding the 32nd annual Holiday Sharing Drive the week of December 1 – 5, 2012.  Please help make the holiday season a special one for needy families in Northern Westchester.  The JLNW Holiday Sharing Drive is a wonderful opportunity to help those who are less fortunate, and your support is needed now more than ever.  By completing this form you can sponsor a specific family, learn about their needs, and then prepare a holiday gift container geared toward satisfying those needs.  These containers should, at a minimum, include the makings for holiday dinner or a grocery store gift card to cover the holiday meal for the sponsored family, and a gift for each family member.  Many people elect to supplement the containers with a toy for each child, additional food, toiletries and other sundries to provide the families with some daily necessities.  For more information on Junior League of Northern Westchester Community Impact programs, please click here.

Share the Warmth Holiday Drive
Monday, October 1, 2012 – 10:00 to Monday, December 31, 2012 – 4:00
Share the Warmth this holiday season at the Community Center! We are seeking donations of new warm sleepwear, robes, socks and slippers for children, ages infant through 18 years. Find out more.

Do you know of another way that locals can give back this holiday season? Share them with Westchester Happening readers by submitting information here.

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