Wednesday, November 11, 2009

2nd Annual Jack Malia Toy Drive

It's time for my favorite event - the Second Annual Jackson Malia Toy Drive. This was put together last year by my husband's cousins and it was HUGE - just an amazing success. We received so many toys from all over the country!! This year we've expanded where the toys are being donated, and we've added something really fun. If you live in the Bloomfield NJ area there will be a special drop off day on December 12th. Come and have a treat with Santa and drop off your toy! The secret location will be announced next week, but it is really fun and will be a great morning.

No matter WHERE you live though, you can easily purchase a toy from the Amazon Wishlist and it will be sent directly to the Fund.

Here's the Jack Fund Wishlist on Amazon

Here's a link to the Facebook Event Page with even more information (I think you may need to be a member of Facebook to see this):

2nd Annual Jack Fund Toy Drive

From the Event Page:

We are once again collecting toys in memory of my baby cousin Jackson Malia who passed away on January 2, 2008. He spent Christmas 2007 in the hospital and his family knows how important it was to arrive that evening and find that Santa had already been to see Jack and bring him some small gifts. Won't you help us make this possible for other children who will wake up in hospitals this Christmas morning?

After last year's amazing turnout, we are donating the toys to multiple locations, including: Children's Hospital of New Jersey, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, and Bridges Outreach. We will announce the location of the toy drop-off day soon. It will be in Bloomfield, NJ on December 12, and SANTA will be there with some treats for those who donate :)

You can also order off our Amazon Wishlist and have it shipped directly to us!

Toys must be NEW and UNWRAPPED.
Please no toy guns or war games.
When ordering off Amazon, please double check you are buying a new toy
(Don't click "Used and New" or you may get a used toy).


I will post more information about the Drop Off Day with Santa on December 12th next week. The Wishlist is up and running though, so please don't hesitate to purchase toys off there.

My favorite Christmas elf.

Thank you all so much again for the amazing support of the Fund, and Jack. I know it's been a difficult year financially for so many people, but your generosity will help make Christmas special for many, many sick and needy children this year, and again, we all thank you.

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