News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 15, 2019: It’s another year and another Christmas that the Caribbean American Center of New York, (CAYNY), has committed to providing new toys and clothing to 1,000 children in New York’s shelters. Except this year, the organization did not anticipate the US’ trade war with China and the closure of Toys R’ Us, would become a Scrooge they’d have to battle.
Which makes the group’s annual Caribbean Holiday Party on Dec. 8th even more important, according to co-founder and Trinidadian native, Jean Alexander.
Alexander told NAN this week that 100 percent of the proceeds from this year’s holiday fundraiser will have to go towards buying toys and clothing to pack into the 1,000 gift bags the group will ready to put a smile on the faces of those children in need.
This year, CACNY will present the 21st annual event at BKLYN Commons at 495 Flatbush Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11225 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Since 1998, CACNY has presented over 38,000 gift bags to needy children. This year they need your help. Please support the group’s event by buying a US$30 ticket on Eventbrite. Tickets purchased after Dec. 7th will be $40 and there is a $50 at the door.
CACNY’s website says it provides multi-serves to under-served minority youth to enhance their quality of life by providing and/or facilitating adequate access to economic, educational, training, employment, immigration/citizenship, civic involvement, healthcare services, youth leadership development and other issues. For more log on to caribbeancenterny.org/