Annual Collection Drives
In addition to our ongoing, year-round food collection for the Yorkville
Common Pantry, we hold various other collection drives each year.
Soldier Drive: We collect specific items to ship to American Jewish military personnel on active duty to help brighten their Chanukah season.
Holiday Toy Drive: We team up with Second Chance Toys, an organization that
rescues and recycles plastic toys and distributes them to disadvantaged children. You
can help make a difference in the lives of others, AND the environment, by
bringing your gently-used plastic toys to the Temple lobby. Toys must be clean, in good
condition, with no small or missing pieces and
fully operational, if battery-powered.
Book Drive for Children and Teens: Each February/March, we collect new and used books suitable for children and teens in Grades K-12 to create or supplement libraries in under-resourced public schools throughout New York City. We need picture books, early
readers, current reference books, fiction, nonfiction and
biographies. (We cannot accept text books,
library discards and/or reference
books older than five years.)
Check the monthly Messenger and
weekly eNews for other drives throughout the year.