‘Tis the season for giving! And on Myrtle Avenue, there are many options for where to donate toys, clothes or food to local families in need. Here’s our (growing) list of where to donate what around Myrtle:
WHITMAN, FARRAGUT & INGERSOLL HOUSES TOY DRIVE
We’re partnering with the Whitman, Ingersoll and Farragut Tenant Associations to support their toy drives, which serve families in the three local public housing developments. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the following locations between Nov 15 – Dec 15 during their normal business hours:
- Sacred Brooklyn, 334 Myrtle (btwn Washington Pk & Carlton)
- Putnam’s, 419 Myrtle (corner of Clinton Ave)
- [Salon]718, 456 Myrtle (btwn Washington Ave & Waverly)
- Fort Greene Tree Lighting, at St Edwards & Myrtle on Sun, Dec 8 from 4-5pm
OTHER LOCAL DRIVES
370 Myrtle Avenue (btwn Adelphi & Clermont)
Accepting donations of toys & gifts to support local residents of all ages.
489 Myrtle Avenue (btwn Hall & Ryerson)
Collecting toys through the month of December for ages 0-5 years, to support Little Essentials toy drive.
Corkscrew is also accepting clothing donations until Nov 15 to support the Pratt C-Board’s annual clothing drive. Click here for details about needed items.
Fort Greene SNAP
324 Myrtle Avenue (btwn Washington Pk & Carlton)
Donate toys, coats, clothes and boxed/canned food which will be given to local families for the holidays. Donations can be made any day during their normal office hours, but it is encouraged that toys be donated before Dec 16 to ensure delivery before Christmas.
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Drop off toys and coats for all ages at BLDG Nov 11 – Dec 13 at BLDG 92 (Flushing & Carlton) and BLDG 77 (Flushing & Vanderbilt)
Green in BKLYN
432 Myrtle Avenue (btwn Clinton & Waverly)
Accepting books for all ages to support the Brooklyn Book Bodega’s book giveaway at the Ingersoll Community Center (177 Myrtle Ave).
Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
412 Myrtle Avenue (btwn Clinton & Vanderbilt)
Accepting clothing donations until Nov 15 to support the Pratt C-Board’s annual clothing drive. Find a list of requested clothing items here.