More than Toys: Consider Donating Hats, Gloves, Mittens & Scarves

October 17, 2012

Mittens by Wesley Fryer via Flickr

The Sonny Frazier Toy Drive collects everything from baby dolls to trucks to board games to soccer balls to provide local kids with a happy holiday.  But that’s a long list, and more than one donor has reported being uncertain just which doll or game would be the right choice.

If you’re wondering what to donate this holiday season, good news.  While toys are always welcome, there is also a constant need for hats, gloves and mittens, and scarves.  Many of the families we serve may struggled to purchase these essential items.  And as every parent knows, our kids don’t always return home with all of their outerwear.  Replacing these items mid-season can be expensive for families with limited incomes.

We provide gifts for entire families, with children’s ages ranging from toddlers to teens, so every size and style is great.  Our families always include both boys and girls, so every color of the rainbow is appreciated.  We especially love matched sets with gloves or mittens and a hat, too.

As always, your generosity and thoughtfulness is appreciated.

Save the Date for our Franklin’s Fundraising Night!

October 5, 2012

On Tuesday, November 13th, Franklin’s will host a special fundraising day for the Sonny Frazier Toy Drive.  A percentage of all purchases in the restaurant and the general store will benefit our program.  Please have lunch, dinner, and maybe take home a dessert or two, plus pick up some early gifts at the store!

Franklin’s is located at 5121 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville, MD 20781.  Their hours on Tuesday, November 13th are 11:00 AM through 10:00 PM, and the store hours are 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM.

Many thanks to Mike Franklin and his team for making this wonderful event possible.

Buy an Ornament at Handmade on Hamilton to Support the Toy Drive

October 4, 2012
Handmade on Hamilton 2012

Handmade on Hamilton 2012

The Sonny Frazier Toy Drive committee is hard at work getting ready for our next fundraiser: our special booth at Handmade on Hamilton: An International Celebration of Craft, Music, and Food on Saturday, November 3.

Ornaments are glass and plastic, and prices range from $1 to $5, and all proceeds benefit the Sonny Frazier Toy Drive.

We’ll also have our 2012 limited edition Toy Drive tee shirt, featuring our brand new train logo.  Tees come in adult sizes medium to 2XL, and are available for $20.

This event is just one week before the 2nd Annual Hyattsville Heroes Bowl.  Please stop by and say hello.  We hope to see you there!


Thank you to David Wallis and Elevation Burger Hyattsville

September 24, 2012

Thanks to the team at Elevation Burger Hyattsville for graciously hosting a fundraising night on Thursday,  September 20.  We were so pleased to see so many friends and supporters at the event.  The staff was so hospitable, and we thank them for being such great community partners.

Another chance to dine for the Sonny Frazier Toy Drive is coming up on Tuesday, November 13 at Franklin’s on Baltimore Avenue.  See you there!

Announcing the 2012 Heroes Bowl

September 24, 2012

It is our great pleasure to announce that the 2nd Annual Hyattsville Heroes Bowl will take place at Magruder Park on Saturday, November 10 at 3:00 PM.  The Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department – the Bravest – will play the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #119 – the Finest in a charity match.

We are asking all who attend to bring a new, unwrapped toy or a generous cash donation as the price of admission to the game.  Food and beverages for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Sonny Frazier Toy Drive.


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