Checkmate, Cancer! 6th Annual Holiday Toy Drive

We are so proud and excited to announce our 6th Annual Holiday Toy Drive! Over the the last five years, we collectively raised over $12,000 and collected over a thousand gifts that were distributed to children spending their holidays at the hospital as well as homeless & domestic violence shelters.

In early December, we will be collecting toys from around the 5 boroughs. We also strongly encourage you to purchase gifts during Black Friday and Cyber Monday! To arrange a pick up or if you'd like to ship to our address please email  Elona: [email redacted] or Gina: [email redacted].

If you can't buy a toy, we can buy one on your behalf! Even $5 goes a long way so please consider making a small donation today. If you would like to request a specific toy please do so in the comment box with your donation. 

It takes very little to brighten up the day of a sick child. We do our best to hand pick the toys and gifts for all age ranges. Even the smallest donations, collectively, can make a big difference in this annual drive!

Donations are tax deductible. Please send an email to Elona [email redacted] to request a receipt. 

Please be conscious that the following toys are not permitted for patients: 
-toy weapons
-religious toys
-stuffed animals
-clothing (unless packaged, ie. socks)

Toys must be brand new. 

The Karafin Cancer Foundation d.b.a Checkmate, Cancer! & Friends are inviting you to spread the holiday warmth by donating a toy or gift to a sick child - please help us make 2019 the biggest one yet. The Karafin Cancer Foundation d.b.a Checkmate, Cancer! & Friends reserve the right to allocate any money it raises at the charity's absolute discretion.
  • Jeff Makray 
    • $20 
    • 24 mos
  • Francisco Quezada 
    • $35 
    • 25 mos
  • MoMo Lamping 
    • $155 
    • 25 mos
  • Joe Avella 
    • $20 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 25 mos
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Elona Karafin 
New York, NY
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