The BMCC Veterans Resource Center led a donation drive from October 26 through December 4. The drive collected more than 350 articles of winter clothing valued at about $8,000, and more than 600 children’s toys valued at about $12,000, for families in need.
Volunteers and staff collected items on the second floor lobby of BMCC’s main campus, and at the Center.
Toys were donated by the BMCC community as well as by Goldman Sachs, The Clearing House Payments Association, families from the Tribeca area and businesses in One World Trade Center and the Financial District.
The toys and clothing are being distributed by We Care New York, Inc. and U.S. Marines Toys for Tots, which gave away more than 220,000 toys in January 2014 across the United States, and is still calculating this year’s donations.