Open Door Family Medical Centers annual Holiday Toy Drive and “Santa Days” have become a welcome source of Holiday cheer for underserved families throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. Each year, the Open Door Foundation collects toys for children from families of less fortunate means, with the gifts handed out by Santa himself at six Open Door Medical Centers in the area. This year, Open Door hopes to distribute more than 2,500 toys.
Open Door, a non-profit pioneer in community-based primary medical care, serves more than 55,000 patients each year, many of whom would be otherwise unable to afford quality health care, living at or below the federal poverty line.
Local residents who wish to donate are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for newborns through 14 year-olds (valued up to $20) to any of six centers including: Mount Kisco at 30 W. Main Street; Ossining at 165 Main Street; Port Chester at 5 Grace Church Street; Sleepy Hollow at 80 Beekman Avenue; Brewster at 155 Main Street, Suite 101 (lower level) and in Mamaroneck at 689 Mamaroneck Avenue. Donations are accepted through December 15th.
Toys are distributed during Santa Days at Open Door Family Medical Centers through December 19th, and the organization seeks volunteers to help staff Santa Days and provide help with decorating, setting up toy zones and more. Volunteers are also needed to help with everything from gift-wrapping and toy sorting, to toy drive pick-ups. High School and College students, adults, or middle school students with parents/adults are welcome!
For information on volunteer locations and dates, or to make a monetary donation to the toy drive (Open Door team members will purchase a toy on your behalf), contact Alicia Ward at (914) 502-1468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit card donations may be made online at: https://www.opendoormedical.org/join-us/volunteer/holiday-toy-drive/toy-drive-donation-form. Be sure to note “Toy Drive” in the comment box.
About Open Door Family Medical Centers and Foundation
Open Door Family Medical Centers provides healthcare and wellness services to individuals and families in need throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York. A pioneer in the field of Federally Qualified Health Centers, Open Door serves more than 55,000 individual patients who might not otherwise have access to quality healthcare. Open Door offers integrated services that take a holistic approach to building healthier communities, including primary care, dental, behavioral health, women’s health, and chronic disease management, as well as wellness and nutritional services. Over 45 years, Open Door has developed a proven model of cost-effective healthcare care for patients in need that benefits the entire community. Open Door operates centers in Brewster, Mt. Kisco, Ossining, Port Chester, Mamaroneck and Sleepy Hollow, New York, in addition to six school-based health centers. Open Door is accredited by the Joint Commission and achieves clinical results that consistently surpass national benchmarks for patient outcomes. Learn more by calling Amy Wolfson, Chief External Relations Officer (914) 502-1416 or online at www.opendoormedical.org.