Holiday Charity Drives in Brooklyn


The following charitable organizations are accepting donations throughout the holiday season for needy families in Brooklyn.


Brooklyn Community Foundation

Brooklyn Heights; 718-722-2300

At press time, details were still being worked out for the Brooklyn Community Foundation's year-end holiday campaign. To learn more or make a donation, call or visit the website.



Flatbush; 800-662-1220
CAMBA asks community residents to donate to their Annual Holiday Food Drive to help keep their food pantry well-stocked. Donations should be fresh, whole foods (potatoes, squash, and apples) and non-perishables that are low in salt, sugar, and saturated fat. Check CAMBA's website for drop-off locations near you.


Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child invites residents in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Nassau County, Long Island, to fill shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, and necessity items for children in need to be distributed to eight million children all over the world, including the victims of Haiti's earthquake and recent cholera outbreak. 


St. John's Bread & Life Soup Kitchen

Bushwick; 718-574-0058
If you would like to make a donation to this organizations' 10th Annual Sponsor-A-Family holiday drive, call or visit the website. The program hopes to provide holiday toys and meals to more than 2,000 families in need.


Young Israel of Flatbush

Flatbush; 718-377-4400
Young Israel of Flatbush will sponsor a Community Fundraiser Family Bingo Night in February to raise money for local nonprofits. In addition to asking local organizations to donate gifts for the event's raffles, gift bags, and prizes, all of the money raised will go towards helping locals in need, youth centers, camps, and more. Date TBD. Call for more details.


Also see: How to Raise a Generous and Appreciative Child
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