NYCares is a terrific organization that provides volunteer opportunities and support to New Yorkers all year around, and each holiday season, they do a Winter Wishes program. This year they had over 7,000 requests for gifts, and I am happy to note that all of the children’s requests have been taken care of by wonderful people around the 5 boroughs.
They still have teen requests left, so UWSLoves has taken 24 of those wishes and will buy gifts of approximately $40 dollars per teen. I am hoping to organize a wrapping party at my place after the gifts have been bought as well as partnering with a high school in the Bronx called TapCo to make stockings for each of the 24 wishers (Updated: TapCo is on board, and they have stockings and stuffers on their way to their Principal, Ron Link, now).
This is only the first of many holiday projects for UWSLoves, so if you have any ideas for a project, please send them by. Also look out later today for the 4-Toonist auction on E-bay. More donations mean the more people we can positively impact!