first_imgDear editor:We would like to thank the residents of Hoboken for helping our local families this holiday season. We could not do this without you. With all the community support, we provided hundreds of toys and pajamas to local children in need.We are also extremely grateful for the support and dedication from the following community partners: Apple Montessori, Big Fun Toys, Diamond Gymnastics, Francesca’s,, Little City Books, New York Sports Club North, Noellery, Pilsener Haus & Biergarten and Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts.While we had many donations this holiday season, some highlights of this year’s drive include:– Victor and the Big Fun Toys staff promoting and partnering with HFA for the Annual Big Fun/ HFA Toy Drive Kickoff Party.– Noellery jewelry store’s “Operation Christmas” program, where a percentage of their sales were utilized to donate jewelry for our teenage girls.– Francesca’s accessories donation to keep the teen girls warm.– Hudson School hosting a toy drive for HFA– A donation from Sarah Kohout on behalf of her brother, Josh Kohout– An anonymous donor who provided a very generous donation for $1000As part of this program, The Hoboken Family Alliance also donated $1500 to both the Toy drive and Pajama drive. All toys and pajamas we gathered have been distributed to local families, including In Jesus’ Name Charities, York Street Project and NJ Child Protection and Permanency (formerly known as DYFS). We would like to express our appreciation and thank each and every one in the community who have made our toy and pajama drive a success!We are so glad to be part of this caring community. We hope you have a wonderful 2018! Warmest regards,Michele HulsmanDirector of PhilanthropyHoboken Family Alliancewww.hobokenfamily.orglast_img