Sandy Relief Toy & Clothing Drive

APC Arverne Pilgrim Church in Far Rockaway suffered major destruction at the hands of superstorm Sandy. The rising waters from the storm destroyed their electrical systems and they were forced to tear out the walls in their sanctuary. Despite the challenge of rebuilding their beloved church, they continue to be a beacon of hope in the community. On Saturday, December 15th they are hosting a Toy & Clothing Drive for those affected by Sandy.

There will be music and goodies for the kids, as well as a special appearance by Santa himself!


They Need:

• CLOTHING/COATS: New or gently worn coats, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and other warm clothing items.

• TOYS: New, unwrapped, non-violent toys for children ages newborn to 12 years old.

They also have an ONLINE REGISTRY/WISH LIST of reasonably priced toys:

(Under “Find Wish List” Search By Wishlist Number. The Wishlist Number is 32014840)


Please contact PRISCILLA DYER at or (917)691-7780 or SIMONE SILVERA at if you are able to donate any of the items, or want to know how you can help on the day of the event.
Where: APC ARVERNE PILGRIM CHURCH, 7508 Beach Channel Drive, Arverne

When: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm