Saturday, December 3rd
10 am to 4 pm
Wanted: Good hearted elves to make toys for the 22nd Annual Richard Gardner Jr. Memorial Toy Drive!
Staten Island MakerSpace members will be on hand to help guide participants to make simple wooden toys out of scrap pine, maple, or oak wood in a variety of animal, people, and vehicle shapes. The Richard Gardner Jr. Memorial Fund will donate these toys to children in need at the Staten Island University Hospital on Christmas Eve as part of their 21st Annual Richard Gardner Jr. Memorial Toy Drive.
About the Richard Gardner Jr. Memorial Fund:
In memory of Richard Gardner Jr., a young police officer who lost his life in 1995, the Richard Gardner Jr. Memorial Fund has been donating toys at Christmas time to sick and under-privileged children since 1995. They search for those in need or families having difficult times and try to make their holidays a little happier. Since 1995, the organization has held Christmas parties with sick and under-privileged children, donating thousand's of toys.
Every year we reach out to countless of under-privileged families, sick children in the hospital on Christmas Eve, under-privileged day care centers, children without families (children services), organizations assisting families of domestic violence, under-privileged churches and children who have parents that are unfortunately sick.
For more information please visit http://www.rgtoydrive.org/