People to People of Nanuet and MI-BOX Mobile Storage of West Haverstraw are teaming up for the third year in a row to help less fortunate families in Rockland County. Their “Triple Drive” collects toys, food and coats for Thanksgiving and the holiday season.
MI-BOX, a portable storage company, opens its West Haverstraw headquarters for drop offs of donations of new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages two through 14, new or gently used coats and non-perishable food items. Items such as soft toys, dolls, sports games, scrapbooks, art and craft kits, action figures, toy trucks, building games, musical and educational toys, and children’s books are suggested. The toys and coats will help fill People to People’s “Joy Store!” which provides new toys and clothing to needy families.
“In addition to the clothing and toys, there is also still a great need for non-perishable food,” said Diane Serratore, executive director of People to People. “Thanks to MI-BOX and all the generous donors we have, People to People will be providing turkey and all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for nearly 2,000 Rockland families this year -- that’s more than 4,500 people!”
The list of needed food items includes:
- instant potatoes and stuffing
- canned corn, string beans and sweet potatoes
- cranberry sauce and turkey gravy
- Bisquick or cornbread mixes
- pie crust mix and filling
- canned or bagged nuts
“The past two years that we have held the Triple Drive it was incredibly successful,” said Lauren Schroeder, MI-BOX marketing manager. “We feel that our third year can be even bigger and better than before.”
The MI-BOX office is located at 8 Carol Avenue in West Haverstraw, NY and donations can be brought in Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone who wants to make a contribution at another time can contact MI-BOX at 845-947-3300 to arrange to leave items in one of the secure MI-BOX containers located outside the company’s headquarters.
For more information about volunteering for the Joy! Store; contact Betsy Rodman at email@example.com.