The Ira Zaslow Foundation is proud to host the third annual Holiday of Hope gift-giving program with the help of JBC’ers from all of our offices across the country.
In a few days, we’re heading to P.S. 306 in The Bronx to deliver 785 gifts to each boy and girl. Join us on Instagram (@TeamJBC) as we come together to bring smiles to the faces of every child in attendance.
Until next time, enjoy this video of the team carrying boxes into the workshop for sorting and wrapping. Yes, this is a very intricate process! Happy Holidays!
The holiday season is just around the corner and this time of year, thoughts of traveling, spending time with family and friends, exchanging gifts, and sharing stories over bountiful feasts come to mind. Over here at the JBC offices, the best feeling comes from being able to spread the holiday cheer, if only for a moment, to others whom are just as deserving of the holiday memories we cherish, but may not possess the necessary means in which to do so.
Last year, with three Santa Clauses in tow, and the JBC crew in a big yellow school bus, we visited P.S. 306, a K-5 Title 1 school in the Bronx, and delivered toys to 747 boys and girls. These boys and girls, a large majority of whom have no place to call home, residing in shelters with a parent or guardian, are unable to enjoy three meals a day, and this time of year, a Christmas tree and any semblance of a gift or holiday cheer is scarce.
The warmth they receive each day is from the amazing teachers at P.S. 306 and the school that brings each student a warm meal, a platform of opportunity and a staff of exceptional people who care. We were able to acquire enough toys in a matter of seven days through donations from friends, family, colleagues, and generous individuals who supported our cause. We had a goal, and with your help, we made it happen.
This year, our goal is to continue to spread the joy of the holidays and once again, we need your help. Prior to our trip to P.S. 306 this December, we are proud to host a fundraising event to benefit the second annual Holiday of Hope Toy Drive. The event will take place on November 13 at Chelsea Manor in New York City featuring an open bar sponsored by Voli Vodka, a silent auction, a digital photo station, and a special presentation.
Tickets to the event are $30 in advance and $40 at the door with 100% of net proceeds going towards purchasing toys and hosting a winter carnival for the students on the day of our arrival. There are also opportunities to make a monetary donation if you are unable to attend or if you would like to be an event sponsor by purchasing one of our sponsorship packages. We are also accepting items for our silent auction. To RSVP, purchase tickets or a sponsorship package, please visit our Eventbrite site at holidayofhopetoydrive.eventbrite.com. To donate an item to our silent auction, please email us here.
There are numerous ways in which to participate and share the joy of the holidays with the children at P.S. 3o6. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.
JBCStyle is proud to announce that our “Holiday of Hope: 7 Days for 747 Gifts” program has raised close to $1,140! We cannot fully express our gratitude for the generousity of those who have donated gifts, clothing, money and time to our cause.
Over the past week, we have collected a whopping 600 gifts … and we are still counting! With only 147 more gifts to go, we can say with great excitement that our mission to provide each child at PS MS 306 with a wonderful present to unwrap and enjoy this holiday season is almost complete.
During the holidays, there is nothing that generates more joy than the solidarity of a group of people working towards a single goal. Holiday cheer was thick in the air last night as JBCers armed themselves with rolls of wrapping paper, tape, a pair of scissors and piles of gifts to stay afterhours for the first annual giftwrapping party.
These efforts will hopefully help make this holiday season a warmer and more joyous time for the students of PS MS 306. In true holiday spirit, this Thursday everyone at JBC – donning a santa hat and a handful of candy canes – will personally deliver 747 gifts to these children.
Not only will each child recieve a gift, but the entire school will be graced with the appearance of three jolly Santas! Until then, JBC continues to busily prepare for the moment when we can finally present our gifts to these deserving students.
We look forward to a memorable day of great holiday love and cheer!
To celebrate the 2011 holiday season The Ira Zaslow Foundation has launched its first annual Holiday of Hope program. The mission of the program is to bring 745 children of a New York City Bronx Public School gifts, winter clothes and jackets.
In true JBC form our goal is to accomplish this all within the next 7 days … holiday express style.
We are asking friends, family, colleagues and even perfect strangers to support this initiative by donating a small holiday gift ($5.00 or less) to our program. For each gift received, JBCStyle and JBCconnect will be donating a reciprocal gift to ensure every student will have a present to unwrap this holiday season.
A drop box is located in the lobby of our JBCStyle NYC office until December 20th and our door is always open. As of today we are accepting unwrapped gifts appropriate for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. We will be personally delivering all donated gifts during the week of December 19th.
PS MS 306 is a K-5 Title 1 school in the Bronx that is in need of some holiday cheer. The warmth they get each day is from the amazing teachers at PS MS 306 and the school that brings them a warm meal, a platform of opportunity and a group of exceptional people who care.
In the spirit of giving, Holiday of Hope is proud to make a difference in the lives of the PS MS 306 students. Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated.