Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

CHAPS Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014


Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble in Kingston to Support HVCS

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Holiday gift wrapping at Barnes & NobleCalling all holiday helper elves! Help HVCS collect additional donations and have FUN at the same time! HVCS volunteers will be wrapping holiday gifts at Barnes & Noble in Kingston, NY on Wednesday, December 24th all day in exchange for donation “tips.” Barnes & Noble will supply the space, wrapping paper, tape and all supplies you need, and HVCS will provide the donation bin.

We need volunteers to staff the table. You can sign up for an hour, two hours, or however much time you can spare!

To sign up, please call Anthony at (914) 785-8277 or email him.

This is a great way to make the holidays special for shoppers AND for HVCS’ clients in need.

Interfaith Coalition Donates Gift Bags, Household Cleaners

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Interfaith Coalition Gift BasketsOn Friday, December 5th, volunteers with the Interfaith Coalition, a group of inter-linked religious congregations in Westchester, dropped off 60 beautifully packaged gift bags for HVCS clients. Gift bags contained such goodies as warm hats, scarves, ear muffs, and toys for children, and each is carefully labeled for an adult man, woman, boy or girl. (We love that Interfaith packed these items in gift bags rather than wrapping paper, so our care managers can ensure that each bag goes to an appropriate recipient.)

Another congregation held a Thanksgiving collection of laundry detergents and household cleansers. These items are very expensive for families with limited income (like the majority of our clients), and most food banks don’t stock cleansers at all. We are grateful that Interfaith heeded the call for these hard-to-find items for our neediest clients and their families.

If your group is interested in holding a food drive, toiletry drive, or household cleanser collection, please call us for assistance. If your company or group would like to adopt an HVCS client family or donate unwrapped gifts, just let us know and we can help spread the word!

Toy Drive for ARCS' Clients at B Lounge!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

The generous ladies and lads over at B Lounge, Westchester’s only LGBTQ bar, are holding a toy drive on behalf of the children of ARCS’ clients from now until December 21st! Bring an unwrapped toy to B Lounge on any night (they’re open 7 nights a week!) and they’ll make sure it gets to ARCS in time for the holidays.

B Lounge is located at 4 Broadway in Valhalla, NY 10595. They are conveniently located across from the Valhalla train station on the Harlem Line via Metro North.  Plenty of street parking is also available.

Telephone |  914 437 5093

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Holiday Wish List:

Most of ARCS’ clients’ children are between the ages of 4 and 12.

Girls’ toys for ages 4 – 8

    • Dolls (Barbie and other) and accessories
    • Stuffed animals
    • Board games
    • Story books
  • Boys’ toys for ages 4 – 8
    • Matchbox cars, trucks, etc
    • Action figures
    • Board games
    • Story books
  • Girls’ toys for ages 8 – 12
    • Legos
    • Hello Kitty
    • Journals/diaries
  • Boys’  toys for ages 8 – 12
    • Legos
    • Remote control cars
    • Nerf
  • Art supplies
    • Crayola
    • Paints
    • Activity books
    • Arts and crafts
  • Books
    • Young adult books (Harry Potter, etc)
    • Picture books for young readers
  • DVD’s
    • Children’s movies rated G (Disney, Pixar, etc)
    • PG movies for young adults
    • Educational DVD’s
  • Teens
    • DVD’s
    • Gift cards to popular stores (Walmart, Target, Old Navy)
    • Headphones and music accessories
  • Family Gifts:
    • Classic board games
    • Printed sheet sets
      • For girls and boys – twin size
      • For teens and adults – full or queen size
    • Dish sets, silverware
    • DVD’s of popular movies
    • Kitchen and dining room items
      • Kitchen towels
      • Tablecloths and placemats