Holy Cross Mission Fundraiser for the Little Ones

In connection with the Holiday Season and the Celebration of the Birth of our Lord, the Holy Cross Mission, NYC collected new, unwrapped toys for the less fortunate through the organization TOYS FOR TOTS on Saturday, December 11, 2010 following the monthly service.

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve who collects and donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts during Christmas.

The Mission of Toys for Tots "is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted."The stated goal is to "deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens."

For more information on the Toys for Tot program, please visit their website.

Holy Cross Mission conducts service once a month at the Union Theological Seminary - 121st & Broadway. For more information on the parish, visit the Holy Cross Mission Website

Tags: Charity

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