Pomona, NY, – It’s that time of year again and we are hoping to spread holiday spirit to all of Rockland County’s foster children and children served by the Department of Social Services (DSS). Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner Joan Silvestri of DSS announce that the County is accepting new, unwrapped toys, gifts and clothing during its 5th Annual Toy and Clothing Drive which began Friday, November 26th.
COVID-19 has had an impact on all of us and particularly hard hit are the families who receive services from the Department of Social Services. The drive takes place each year to ensure that every child in Rockland County has a gift to open for the holidays. Toys and gifts are requested for children ages newborn to age 18. The drive runs through Saturday, December 18th.
“Although we continue as a community to fight through challenging times many households still have so much to be thankful for as we enter the holiday season. I am asking those that can please consider donating to our 5th Annual Toy and Clothing Drive and help us help those children who need some warmth and a smile this holiday season. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support,” said County Executive Day.
Commissioner Joan Silvestri of the Department of Social Services said, “For our kids in foster care and those currently receiving our services this difficult time of the year can be challenging to say the least and your donation of a toy or clothing can make all the difference in improving the lives of those children.”
You can drop off toys, gift cards or clothing on Saturday, December 11th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM as well as Sunday, December 12th 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the DSS Office at 50 Sanatorium Road – Building C – you don’t even have to get out of your car we will come to your car and take the items for your convenience.
You can also find additional decorative collection boxes at the locations listed below:
County Office Building – Front Lobby, 11 New Hempstead Rd, New City, NY
County Clerk’s Office – Front Lobby, 1 South Main St #100, New City, NY
Building A – Main Lobby next to elevator, 50 Sanatorium Rd, Pomona, NY
DSS Office at Building C – Child Support Unit Reception Lobby, 50 Sanatorium Rd, Pomona, NY
DSS Office at Building L – First Floor Break Room and 2nd Floor outside WMS office, 50 Sanatorium Rd, Pomona, NY
Building T – TRIPS Ready Room, 50 Sanatorium Rd, Pomona, NY
Bridges of Rockland County – 2nd floor – Palisades Center, 2290 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY