UlsterCorps Winter Wish List Drive 2016
From November 25th through December 23rd, 2016, UlsterCorps will be compiling a list of Holiday Wish List items requested by local service agencies. Items listed below should be dropped off with the specific agency that requested them. For more information or to add your agency to the list, please contact UlsterCorps at 481-0331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Toys for Tots
It might seem like just another toy, to you. But for a child in need, a brand-new toy can deliver a message of hope that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Caring Hands Soup Kitchen
Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Ave. Kingston, 331-7188
NEW Unwrapped Christmas gifts for children and adults:
Games Personal Care Items
Volunteers to help with wrapping
Family Domestic Violence Services & Family’s Crisis Support Programs
The holidays are quickly approaching and Family Domestic Violence Services & Family’s Crisis Support Programs are preparing for our holiday gift drive. The financial pressures of the holiday season can be a struggle for many, but for a family escaping domestic violence it can seem insurmountable. An individual or family taking that brave step to leave an abusive home should be able to experience a comfortable holiday season and begin a new year in a home free from violence.
Our clients who face homelessness, disabilities, and mental illness often do not have the resources to provide a warm and fulfilling holiday for their family. Our programs strive to provide gifts to all of our clients in need.
To help us fill this need we are seeking area businesses or organizations that would be willing to be a drop off location for gifts. We would provide a container and sign and list your business on our holiday drive materials. If you are interested in hosting a gift collection container at your business please email us at email@example.com or call (845) 331-7080. Thank you for your consideration and seasons greetings.
Here is a general list of items (new and unwrapped) needed:
– Art supplies, coloring books, & craft kits
– Legos, Duplos, and megablocks
– Infant & Toddler learning toys
– Board games, puzzles, nonviolent video games, books
– Baby Dolls (of all races), character dolls, super heros, barbies, and accessories
– Car & Truck toys
– Balls (all kinds)
– Gift Cards – book store, grocery stores, gas, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, itunes
– Warm winter clothes (children and adult all sizes), socks, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, slippers, boots, warm pajamas
– Bath sets, makeup, nail sets, jewelry, purses
– Cozy throw blankets, twin size sheet sets, new pillows
– Wrapping paper & gift bags so parents can wrap the gifts for their children.
Thank you for your generosity and happy holidays!
Families can register to receive holiday help by stopping by your local FAMILY Walk in Center:
FAMILY of Ellenville – 221 Canal Street, Ellenville – 647-2443
FAMILY of New Paltz – 51 North Chestnut Street – New Paltz – 255-8801
FAMILY of Woodstock – 16 Rock City Road – Woodstock – 679-2485
FAMILY of Kingston – 39 John Street – Kingston – 331-7080
Fidelis Care Coat Drive
If you have coats to donate they can be dropped off at The Kirkland, 289 Fair St, Kingston in care of Tara Collins of RUPCO. Please note that we are especially in need of: infant and toddlers coats, snowsuits, etc., youth sizes for 8 to 18 year olds, both boys and girls coats, and XXL and up larger sizes for both Men and Women.
Here is a list of the dates, and agencies that we will be delivering coats to in Ulster County.
We will also be assisting clients who may need health insurance during this time.
For more information contact Carl at (845) 891-7127
People’s Place Holiday Toy Program
People’s Place runs a holiday toy program in mid December where we allow low income Kingston area parents, to shop for free toys for their children, in our thrift store. In this way, the holiday gifts come from the parents, hopefully empowering the parents. We will be looking for help to set up the toys in Mid December and for volunteers to work as personal shopping assistants.
People’s Place 773 Broadway, Kingston 338-4030
Ulster County Community Action
will be having Christmas sign-ups December 5th – 8th . (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
Documentation at time of sign-up: Last 4 weeks income, ID for ALL household members, Birth Certificates for children Birth – 12 years.
Ulster County Community Action – 70 Lindsley Ave – Kingston, NY 12401
(845)338-8750 Ext 105
UCSPCA Wish List
Canned Cat and Kitten food (9Lives, Friskies, Fancy Feast)
Dry Cat Food (Science Diet, 9Lives, Friskies, Purina Cat Chow)
Kitty Litter (non-clumping)
Cat Scratching Posts
Canned Dog and puppy food (Alpo, Purina, Iams, Wellness, Pedigree)
Antibacterial Dish Detergent
AND PAPER TOWELS ANDMORE PAPER TOWELS
Gift Cards to Walmart, Sam’s Club, Petsmart
20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, NY 12401 845-331-5377