8th Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Over the past seven years, we have raised over $34,000 through our Annual Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged children in Jersey City. With the partnership of our good friends Gina Velliquette and Jason Velliquette, we have continued to make this event bigger and better. Each year our list of supporters grows to include more family, friends and colleagues. Each year we’ve brought holiday cheer to more and more children.

Last year alone, we raised over $10,000 and provided more than 500 children with new winter coats, hats, & gloves along with multiple gifts to make their holidays a little brighter.

Photos from last year's drive can be found here:

The holidays are right around the corner which means it’s time for our 8th Annual Holiday Toy Drive and our 6th year partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County (BGCHC) to provide toys to hundreds of children in need. We are so excited to continue our work with the great folks at BGCHC again who make such a positive impact on our communities.

This year we’re aiming to raise $10,000 and we’ll be leveraging GoFundMe to help us streamline and track the drive.

From the start, it’s been critically important to us that every dollar raised goes 100% to the children we’re raising money for. GoFundMe charges 2.9% + $0.30 per donation which we will personally cover (up to $1,000) to again ensure every dollar goes towards the cause. Regardless of where we end up, we will be making a huge impact in the lives of many children this holiday season.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County will order all of the presents on their corporate account which means the purchases will be sales tax free. As in previous years, any donor can request a copy of the receipts at the conclusion of the drive to ensure everything is well accounted for.

We need your help to continue the growth so we can benefit more and more children each year. Whether by donating or helping to spread the word within your own networks, every bit helps to make an incredible impact this holiday season.

Funds Raised By Year
2015 - $950
2016 - $1,900 (+100%)
2017 - $3,100 (+63%)
2018 - $4,426 (+42%)
2019 - $6,050 (+36%)
2020 - $7,828 (+29%) + Toy donations from the Melissa and Doug Toy Company
2021 - $10,100 (+29%)

Thank You and Happy Holidays!

  • Tristan and Johanna Fine
    • 250 $ (Offline)
    • 1 mo
  • Francesco Mazzaferro
    • 50 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Michael Golfman
    • 50 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Nicole Richardson
    • 50 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Shannon Wade
    • 20 $ 
    • 1 mo
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Tristan Fine
Jersey City, NJ

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