Last year, Roswell Park Cancer Institute kicked off their first annual toy drive.  It was a huge success.  This year the sleigh is back and ready to be filled for kids in WNY.

If you stop by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute campus at all this holiday season, you're going to see an enormous sleigh that will probably be filled with toys.  It's there for the kids of WNY.

They call it the Roswell Park Community Holiday Toy Drive.  Last year the staff from Roswell and other families who were visiting patients along with the help of Fisher-Price, the Buffalo Fire Department were able to raise over 2,500 toys that were distributed to kids right here in our community.

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First of all, become aware of the Restricted Visitor Policy.  Patients at Roswell often have weakened immune systems to start with.  Please do not put any of them in danger.

The sleigh is located right in the lobby.  If you would like to donate a new unwrapped toy, simply stop in and leave it in the sleigh.  The sleigh is emptied just about every day.  The toys will then be collected and distributed to churches, community centers, and other areas of need to make sure that kids don't go without this year.

There are certainly a lot of people who are still in need this holiday season.  Many are out of jobs and looking for work.  This is an opportunity to make sure that those kids don't go without.  Our city is certainly the city of good neighbors.  When called upon for charity, Buffalo steps up to the plate and always knocks it out of the park.  Last year the number was 2500 toys and it looks as though they might be able to surpass that number this year by a lot.

 

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