Members of the club donate toys to help families who are unable to provide gifts to their children - ages 1-14, both boys and girls - during the holidays. We've donated for at least thirty-two (32) years. Members either make the toys or donate toys they purchase. Toys are not just what we all consider toys, but also include jewelry boxes, writing items, blankets, knitted hats & gloves, etc. Members also donate wrapping materials. The elves at the food pantry run out of St. Rose of Lima Church in North Syracuse wrap the toys and organize their delivery. Normally, the toys and wrapping materials are donated during our annual holiday event in December but since some members cannot attend, we receive toy donations through the first weekend after the holiday event. Below are photos of our donations for 2018 thru 2023 and in several past years. We thank everyone who donated over the years.
Toys Donated in 2023
Members of the club again were very generous with their donations in 2023. In addition to the items shown here, there are an additional 16 bears and 6 cradles complete with babies and blankets. There may be more and photos will be added as they are received. Below shows the toys as they were left under the tree during the annual holiday party.
Toys Donated in 2022
Toys Donated in 2021
The Toymobile was full on delivery day!
Toys Donated in 2020
Two Eight Foot Tables Full of Purchased Toys
Right Table in Detail
Left Table in Detail
Homemade Toys Minus the Cradles, Trucks & Combo Books & Toy