L.I. Charity Concerned Over Shortfall Of Donations

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Demand is way up but supplies are down this year for charity organizations that help the less fortunate.

The Toys Of Hope children’s charity on Long Island said it’s given out more than 300 coats so far this week, but there’s a waiting list of 800 people so far, and the coldest weather has yet to come.

Volunteers said more people than ever seem to be struggling.

“It’s been hundreds of calls a day. Steadily increasing. People are very concerned. Their kids had already outgrown their winter clothing,” said Melissa Doktofsky, founder of Toys Of Hope.

The charity said it expects it’ll need a total of 30,000 coats to help Long Islanders get through the cold months.


One Comment

  1. Online Charity says:

    2011 presents many challenges for nonprofits. Today, nonprofits face a reduction in grants; an economy that is stretching their nonprofit dollars to the max; an increase in demand for their services; all while trying to reach new donors in a very competitive industry. Nonprofits are trying very hard to “get the word out about what they do for others”, while growing their organization for long-term success. At Connect To Charity, our objective is to help nonprofits overcome these challenges. Connect to Charity is supporting over 1.5M nonprofits by providing those online fundraising tools and promoting them online.

  2. Maureen Maloney says:

    I would like to donate several toys. How can I get them to you. Please call me with your site address. My telephone is (347)238-9850 and my E-mail is peanut_2447 @ yahoo.com.

    Maureen Maloney

  3. Eve Glasser says:

    I have several coats to donate for women size m to large… how do I get them oto you? Is there someplace I can bring them? I live on Long Island.

  4. DESSI says:


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