Despite all of the attempts to claim the contrary, the holidays really are for kids. Sadly, however, not all children are so well off. That is where a charitable heart comes in. The opportunity to give joy to critically ill children has arrived in the form of the “Holiday Harvest Toy Drive.”
The toy drive has been going on for the past four years and is a joint collaboration between Detroit Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House of Detroit and All Four One. The event runs from November 20 through December 20. That’s 30 days of possible donation time.
The idea is to drop off a NEW toy at the All Four One headquarters at 243 W. Congress Suite # 350, Detroit. However, if that is not a convenient location other possible drop offs in Detroit are:
- Coaches Corner at 1465 Centre St.
- 1701 Cigar Bar & Lounge at 140 Cadillac Square
- The Carr Center at 311 E. Grand River
Drop off times are from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
The important thing to remember, however, is the kids. These toys go to some very ill children. The things they are going through are wide and varied in nature. They include cancer, diabetes critical care, trauma, autism, neurology, sickle cell, orthopedic, plastic/reconstructive surgery and cardiology.
“All Four One ‘Holiday Harvest,’ will continue its tradition of supporting children who face critical illness such as cancer, diabetes, critical care, sickle cell, trauma, orthopedic, autism, neurology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and cardiac issue throughout the holiday season,’’ says Ishmail A. Terry, CEO, All Four One.
All Four One is a 501(c) 3 federal tax exempt organization. It uses structured programs to ensure the development and success of urban and rural youths and families in metropolitan Detroit and Southeastern Michigan. The programs are designed for students ages 6-19 and their parents, grandparents or guardians.
“’We empower them by carrying out various activities in four key areas education, community development, civic engagement, and cultural enrichment,” All For One says. “’We love Detroit and will continue to have a positive impact on Detroit Metropolitan area communities that we serve.’’
So bring in toy and help give a critically ill child a great Christmas.