Various businesses around Riverhead Town are accepting food and toys for needy children, families and even pets this holiday season. Stop by or mail goods to any of the following locations:
Talmage Farm Agway Food Drive
Where: Talmage Farm Agway, 1122 Osborne Ave., Riverhead
When: Friday, Nov. 12 to Monday, Dec. 20
For every container of nonperishable food that is collected, Talmage Farm Agway will donate one can or a pound of dog or cat food to the Riverhead Animal Shelter. To donate, drop by Talmage Farm Agway, call 727-3100 or go to www.talmagefarm.com.
Vail-Leavitt Music Hall Toys for Tots
Where: Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead
When: Thursday, Dec. 16 from 7 to 11 p.m.
The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall will present Original Voices at the Vail & Jessie Haynes 7th Annual Toys for Tots Open Mic. Tickets are $5 at the door and all ages are welcome. Go to www.vail-leavitt.org for more information.
Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York Toy Drive
Where: Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, 2450 North Wading River Road, Building #13, Wading River
When: Monday through Friday, 9 – 5 p.m.
Donations of new unwrapped items in original packaging can be dropped off at the campus or mailed to Little Flower c/o External Relations, 2450 North Wading River Road, Wading River.
Toys for Tots at Wading River and Riverhead All-State offices
Where: 6278 Route 25a, Wading River, and 1236 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead.
When: Now until Dec. 13.
New unwrapped toys can be donated at either of the two office locations to be given to the needy before Christmas. For more information, call 929-3400 or 727-1700.
Toys for Hope, collecting toys from all over Long Island
This not-for-profit organization provides toys, books, clothing, activities and more to needy and homeless children and their families.
Send checks to Toys of Hope, Inc. P.O. Box 1247, Huntington, NY 11743