Garden Catering Toy Drive to Benefit Neighbor to Neighbor and Kids in Crisis

Left to Right: Tina Carpenteri, Frank Carpenteri Jr and Frank Carpenteri Sr.

Left to Right: Tina Carpenteri, Frank Carpenteri Jr and Frank Carpenteri Sr.

Bring in any new unwrapped toy, gift card, gloves or warm hat to any Garden Catering
location between November 24  and December 10 and get a $10 Garden Catering gift card.

“During last year’s toy drive, we were able to donate over 500 unused toys to local organizations,” said Garden Catering owner, Frank Carpenteri Jr. “It was an amazing effort all around, with many long-time customers dropping off multiple gifts, and even Garden Catering employees pitching in to donate toys.”

Carpenteri said Garden Catering views their stores as community gathering places,  which can be leveraged to help those less fortunate.

To help create awareness, $10 Garden Catering gift cards will be given out to anyone who comes by one of Garden Catering’s five Connecticut stores and donates new toys, hats, or gloves up until December 19th.

This year’s proceeds will be benefit Neighbor to Neighbor and Kids in Crisis.

“We want to give back to organizations that touch all of the communities in which we serve,” said Carpenteri Jr. “Everyone coming in our stores to donate should know that each donation they make will have a direct impact on our Fairfield County community.”

For years, Garden Catering has helped charities across Fairfield County with various fundraisers and donations. Since 2010, Garden Catering has given back over $100,000 to local non- profits.

“There are thousands of residents right here in Greenwich who struggle to make ends meet and for them, the holidays can meet extra anxiety,” said Nancy Coughlin, Executive Director Neighbor to Neighbor. “This drive will ease their burden and put smiles on the faces of their children.”

Garden Catering has five Connecticut locations – Greenwich, Old Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk and Fairfield. Tel. 203-698- 2900

For more information on the agencies we are holiday helpers for this year please visit kidsincrisis.org and http://www.ntngreenwich.org/.