Annual Have-a-Heart for the Holidays Gift Drive

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November 15, 2012 through December 15, 2012


Westchester Jewish Community Services

White Plains


Cost of items donated

Event description: Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) kicks off its annual "Have a Heart for the Holidays" Gift Drive. When the project began in 2001, several hundred gifts were contributed for children, ages infant to teen, served by WJCS. Last year, thanks to the generosity of individuals throughout Westchester, more than 1,000 gifts were collected. Most of the children served by are from local families living below the federal poverty level, and in many cases, the gifts they receive are the only presents these children get during the holidays. Sponsors may choose an age or sex of a child to buy a gift for. Often, the older children request gift cards to national chain stores such as Best Buy and Target, so they can pick out their own gifts; gift cards in denominations ranging from $15-25 are some of the more popular requests. Anyone interested in sponsoring a child/children should contact Ms. Lewis at 761-0600 X222 or email

Address: 845 N. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: 914-761-0600