Dec 6, 2010

Holiday Helping Hands


Money is tight for everyone, especially for the military families in our area. With so many of them having to serve many deployments and the everyday stresses of life, they already have a lot on their mind. The holidays can be made even more stressful because of this and their inability to give their children their gifts. A local group Rolling Thunder® Chapter 2 NY, is conducting a toy drive to help alleviate this stress and show our appreciation with the help of several local restaurants and businesses. This program is called Operation Holiday Helping Hands.
Starting from November 10th through December 15 2010, there will be several locations with drop off points and special programs.
For those who would like to drop off a new unwrapped toy, you can drop it off any time they are opened at:
The Cellar, 304 Manor Rd, SI, NY
Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 280 Marsh Ave, SI, NY
A.F. Bennett Wellness & Spa, 350 New Dorp Lane, SI, NY
Super Snipper Hair Care, 1919 Hylan Blvd, SI, NY
David Copperfields House of Beer, 1394 York Ave, NYC
Café Vola 1816 Hylan Blvd SI, NY
College of Staten Island Tennis Courts, CSI Campus SI, NY
Just Be Me Foundation,
Esca Restaurant, 1559 Richmond Rd SI, NY
Da Noi Restaurant, 138 Fingerboard Rd SI, NY
Bon Jolle Salon, 2317 Richmond Rd SI, NY
Allure Salon, 4011 Hylan Blvd SI, NY
Secret Garden Salon, 702 Forest Ave SI, NY
Catania Bakery, 6410 Fresh Pond Rd Queens, NY
Dr. Zona office, 265 Guyon Ave SI, NY
Public School IS61, 445 Castleton Ave SI, NY
Café Vorrei, 1204 Hylan Blvd SI, NY
Sambucca Café, 105 Mulberry St NYC
Nucci’s Restaurant, 4248 Arthur Kill Rd SI, NY
The Roadhouse, 1400 Clove Rd SI, NY
Eye Pr Media,
Chatta Natalie Licini, www.chaata.comAustin Steak House, 8915 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY
Filipo’s Restaurant, 1727 Ricmond Rd SI, NY
In addition to the drop off program, the restaurants will be conducting additional programs.
  • Super Snipper Haircare: toy drop off and receive 15% off selected stylist
  • David Copperfields: toy drop off and receive $3.00 off select pints
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill ( Staten Island location): toy drop off and get free appetizer and/or the Round Up Program
  • Scotts Armory / The Cellar on Manor: every Wed. starting Nov.10 the cellar will offer a 5 course dinner buffet $15.99 each adult / $9.99 children under 10.
    Bring a valued gift and get $3.00 off you meal.
    At the Cellar- 7 days bring a valued gift and get a free glass of Sangria at the bar
  • Esca Restaurant: toy drop off and get free appetizer
  • Da Noi Restaurant: toy drop off and get free appetizer
  • Café Vola: receive a $15 discount off your meal at the time of the toy drop off
  • Bonn Jolie Salon: offering $20 off any hair service
  • Allure Hair Salon: Free Blowout with a toy valued $20 or more
  • Secret Garden Salon: 15% off organic spa service or free yoga class
  • A.F.Bennett Wellness SpaReceive a gift for a you for a complimentary hydro therepy mineral healing bath and 25% off any spa or salon of your choice
  • Sambucca Café : receive a 10% discount off your bill.
The Round Up program is a program that the patrons can choose to "round up" their bill to the nearest dollar and the proceeds will go towards the fundraiser and buying more toys to fill in the age group gaps.
Let’s make this holiday a little more special for our active duty and their families. For additional information please visit the website, or call John Ponte, Event Coordinator at 917-747-4820.

1 comment:

  1. There is nothing better than the holiday season, especially in NYC. With all of the trendy New York restaurants accompanied with a lounge bar, New York is by far the place to be during the holidays. Not to mention all of the great deals here. Thanks for sharing