2019 Hometown Holiday Toy Drive

The Hometown Foundation, Inc. was proud to host our annual Hometown Holiday Toy Drive! During this toy drive, donation boxes were set up across Bozzuto’s, Inc. offices. This year, in partnership with Bozzuto’s, Inc., the Foundation was able to collect and donate new toys to children attending Wexler Grant Community School in New Haven, CT. Wexler Grant Community School is a community school servicing their surrounding high needs communities in New Haven, CT. Wexler Grant is fortunate to work with local partners to create initiatives that benefit and educate their students. These gifts were distributed to each child in the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms of Wexler Grant.

On December 18, 2019, The Hometown Foundation team joined Wexler Grant Community School teachers and staff to hand deliver these donated gifts. Each child was extremely appreciative of the gifts they received and the Foundation team was able to leave the impactful message of the importance of giving to others. The school staff wanted to help their students experience that joy of giving to others in the same way they are able to receive joy from the toy drive. This initiative provides a point of reference for these children as they do projects within the school community to understand how they can give others the feeling of joy.

The Hometown Holiday Toy Drive allowed these children to know that there are people that are giving and willing to share what they have with others. These children are already sharing with each other and learning the message that it does not matter what you get, it is the thought that counts. Having one special gift from caring hearts has showed them the importance of giving to others and the joy of sharing with each other. In 2020, we hope to continue to grow our toy drive during the holiday season to distribute gifts to children in need across the Northeast and spread the important message of giving back!

If you or your company would like to be involved in our Hometown Holiday Toy Drive Initiative in the 2020 holiday season and set up toy collection boxes in your offices, please contact The Hometown Foundation, Inc. Team at info@hometownfoundation.org.

 

The 2018 PCNY Turkey Drive

 

The Hometown Foundation, Inc. and PCNY partnered to distribute 5,500 turkeys from New York City to Philadelphia as part of the 4th annual PCNY Turkey Drive.

The Turkey Drive began in 2014 as a grass root event and one man’s mission. Wayne Schneider a partner in PCNY wanted to give back and ensure every family could have a wonderful Thanksgiving. The first year they distributed over 100 turkeys and continued to grow steadily until 2018 where we distributed 5,500 turkeys and over 10,000 pounds of produce that was donated by A&J Produce. The Turkey Drive is divided into two weekends, the first an exotic car rally to raise money and awareness, followed by the second weekend dedicated to turkey distribution and community outreach. This year turkeys were distributed in The Bronx, Yonkers, Harlem, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia.

In 2019, we look to continue the growth and expand the number of distribution locations across the North East. The Hometown Foundation, Inc. is going to take this one step farther, not only will we be donating turkeys to the greater New York City but also to our local communities. The primary focus areas will be Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut. The foundation in partnership with local community leaders and businesses will come together to create dedicated distribution centers for those in need. The goal is simple, bring communities together and ensure everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Want to help us on the road to 10,000 turkeys in 2019? Contact info@hometownfoundation.org.