Thank you for giving to His Toy Store!
We at Hope for New York want to thank the hundreds of you who donated to make this Christmas special for your neighbors in need through His Toy Store!
Because of you, we are able to provide 4,060 toys for 1,960 local families this month — from moms and dads in residential recovery programs, to the formerly incarcerated reconnecting with their families, and the working poor in low-income neighborhoods.
In December, because of your generosity, we’ll be able to work with our affiliates and church partners to host 12 pop-up stores from Park Slope to the South Bronx, where parents can choose new toys for their children.
But we don’t see this as just a one-time outreach. Our hope is that, through His Toy Store, parents with limited financial resources will be able to connect with our affiliate and church partners for year-round support and resources.
Parents like Debra. Debra struggled with a 20-year addiction to alcohol and 10-year addiction to heroin. She was not allowed to have contact with her three children. But His Toy Store gave her a chance to reconnect with her family.
“His Toy Store holds a very special place in my heart because it was the vehicle that God used to begin the process of restoration with my children,” Debra, who now works at HFNY affiliate Brooklyn Teen Challenge, said. “And it is my prayer each year that it would be used in the same manner for another to begin the restoration process with their children.”
Please pray for the stores on December 2 and 9, that the affiliates and volunteers hosting each store would show love and encourage the families who come. Pray for the families, that they would experience the love of Jesus and be connected to a caring community year-round.
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