Want to Help Us Make This Our Biggest Holiday Toy Drive Yet?
Monday, October 24, 2016

The Skylight Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive is one of the highlights of the year for many at Skylight’s Cleveland and Columbus offices and this couldn’t be more true than for organizers, Jeff Zemito (Cleveland), Jonathan Goldston (Cleveland) and Andrew Koch (Columbus) who are going all out to make this Skylight’s biggest holiday toy drive yet #StuffTheTruck! Driven by a desire to bring joy to less fortunate families and children during the holiday season, toy frenzy is setting in as the social media campaign launches and the organizers gear up for the biggest toy drive networking event in Cleveland to be held on December 1 at Skylight’s penthouse in Ohio City.   

Jeff Zemito, Organizer in Cleveland where we are teaming up once again with The Cleveland Police Foundation, said “We are very excited about this year’s toy drive and are determined to make it our best yet!  Our goal this year is to double our 2015 tally by collecting 1,500 toys for local kids. Last year, I was fortunate to join the Second District’s annual Christmas party and the look of happiness on the faces of over 200 kids who received gifts made a lasting impression on me.  For many, that was the only toy they would be getting for Christmas.  It meant so much to them and to know we’ve helped is such an amazing feeling.  We want to replicate this and do more so please give what you can this year!  You can drop a toy off at Skylight’s offices or we’ll come and collect them – we’ll do whatever it takes.”

Jonathan Goldston, Co-Organizer in Cleveland added “We are really looking forward to our networking event on December 1 so please come along and support.  It’s something a little different as the invitation is open to all networking groups and any individual who is looking to network.  It’s not very often that different networking groups get to meet up so it will be a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some food/beers and the stunning views of our city from the Skylight penthouse.  You just need to bring along an unwrapped toy or make a $20 donation.  A bearded man, dressed in red might even drop by – ho, ho, ho!”

In Columbus, the Skylight Foundation and the Washington Township Fire Department are teaming up to benefit “Firefighters 4 Kids” who are looking to help nearly 19,000 kids in Central Ohio. 

Andrew Koch, organizer in Skylight’s Columbus office said, “Let the season of giving begin!!  Your generosity goes a long, long way in easing the pressure felt by some parents in our community, who having fallen on hard times, and the gifts mean so much to the children.  We are excited to be officially launching our Columbus Toy Drive at a joint Dublin and Westerville Chamber of Commerce Networking event on November 3rd where we will start collecting gifts.”

Details on how you can contribute and the types of gifts that are most needed are included in the flyers below:

Cleveland Toy Drive

Columbus Toy Drive

Toy Drive Networking Event Cleveland

Many thanks for your support #StuffTheTruck!