On December 11, 2012, Ski's Open Heart Foundation will hold its 1st Annual Toy Drive in honor of Mark "SKI" Gajewski. The event will be held at 7PM at Canz-a-Citi Roadhouse in East Patchogue, New York.
Ski donated both his time and money for the past 10 years to many local charities during the holidays. This year the Foundation seeks to continue that tradition by helping collect toys and then donating them to many of the same charities that Ski worked with over the years. This year's charities include:
Stony Brook University Children's Hospital;
American Legion Post 1244;
Toys of Hope;
Surburban Children Inc;
Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs;
Suffolk County Police Department;
The Honeysuckle Foundation for Children with Cancer; and
Victims of Hurricane Sandy
At the event the Foundation will seek to collect unwrapped gifts for children aged one through sixteen. Often, teenagers are forgotten about during toy collections, so lets help make their holiday just as great as younger children by making sure we bring gifts for them as well. We will also have a 50/50 Raffle and three prize giveaways at the event. And Santa and Mrs. Clause will be on site for photo ops.
If you can't make it to Canz, you can mail an unwrapped Toy, gift card to purchase additional toys, or a money donation to:
262 Martha Avenue,
East Patchogue, NY 11772
or (gift cards only) to:
PO Box 484
Bellport, NY 11713.
We will also be collecting supplies to give away to animals in two local shelters because they need our help too. The animal charities include the following:
Save a Pet
Please message us, email, or call for more information. Don't forget to go to the website and purchase your Ski's Open Heart Wristband to wear it to the event.