Bringing Magic and Sparkle to Kids
Our holiday toy drive is going from strength to strength and has brought smiles to hundreds of less fortunate children and families in both Cleveland and Columbus. Seeing these kids open a gift that’s just for them is so special. But we want to do more and this year, we are going all out to make our 2016 holiday drive the biggest yet @StuffTheTruck!
In Cleveland, we have teamed up once again with The Cleveland Police Foundation and in the Columubus area with the Washington Township Fire Department and ‘Firefighters 4 Kids’. Our goal this year is to double our 2015 tally by collecting 1,500 toys for local kids so we need your help!
How can I contribute?
Details on how you can contribute and the types of gifts that are most needed are included in the flyers below.
Flyer - Cleveland Toy Drive
Flyer - Columbus Toy Drive
Save the Date - December 1st 2016 Toy Drive Networking Event
We are also hosting a toy drive networking event in Cleveland on December 1 at Skylight's penthouse in Ohio City. The invitatation is open to all networking groups and any individual who is looking to network. It will be a great opportunity to meet new people, enjoy some food and drinks and the stunning views of our city. Santa Claus himself will be in attendance - so don't miss out! Admission is an unwrapped toy or a $20 donation (food and beverages included).
Many thanks for your support @StuffTheTruck!
Impact of our holiday toy drive
In previous years, the following local organizations, who do fantastic work for kids in our community, have benefited for the Skylight Foundation toy drive:
- The Cleveland Police
- Partners of Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland
- Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) and CASA (the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
- Positive Education Program (PEP)
- Urban Community School (UCS)
“The amazingly generous people of the Skylight in Ohio City conducted a toy drive for area children. A staggering amount of toys were collected and were distributed through all five police districts by police personnel and at the annual Second District Children's Christmas Party. The generosity of these wonderful people is absolutely inspirational!”
The Cleveland Police
“These gifts went a long, long way in helping some parents in the local community who were finding it a struggle to provide simple Christmas gifts for their children this year - having fallen on rough times recently. We really appreciate the effort that Skylight made to help us help our clients. It is greatly appreciated”.
Maria Owens of Positive Education Program (PEP)