This year, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) is teaming up with the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island to try and bring some holiday cheer to children and families in need. The Ronald McDonald House is an organization that houses families with sick children to help keep them together and give them comfort and support when they need it the most. These families stay at a Ronald McDonald House for little to no cost, and receive services such as home-cooked meals, private bedrooms, and playrooms for the children. In many cases, the Ronald McDonald House organization also provides families with educational programs, support services, and recreational activities. In an effort to give back to the local community, LIPSG is collecting toys and items of comfort for children and their families staying at a Ronald McDonald House this holiday season.
You can join our efforts by generously donating a toy or gift card to these families in need. These items can be dropped off at any of LIPSG’s three drop off locations listed below from November 1st through November 30th. The Ronald McDonald House can only accept items that are brand new due to the severity of illness that brings these children to one of their locations, and also requests that all items be unwrapped.
Some ideas of items that can be donated include board games, new dolls or action figures (Disney dolls are always requested), Legos, books for various reading levels (for every age and stage), puzzles, coloring books, drawing paper, gel pens, crayons, color pencils, interactive toys such as handheld video games or musical or light-up toys for younger children, super soft blankets and pillows, or stuffed animals. Gift cards are also helpful and always welcome. Some recommended places you can purchase a gift card from include Stop & Shop, Key Food, Associated, Lowes, Home Depot, Macy’s, ShopRite, Walgreens, CVS, Staples, Target, Bed, Bath, & Beyond, and Toys R Us.
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group would like to thank everyone in advance for their support and generous donations! For any questions or additional information, please call 516-742-3404.
Drop off Locations:
999 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, New York
2200 Northern Boulevard
East Hills, NY
200 W. Main Street
(Building A, Suite 101)