Albany organization looking for toy donations after Christmas

Capital District Latinos looking for toy donations

Many organizations are finishing up their toy drives, but one local organization is just getting underway.

NewsChannel 13 has been reporting on the influx of migrants to the Capital Region and the many people that have found support at Capital District Latinos on Central Avenue in Albany. The organization is now putting a call out for toy donations, with a different timetable than most others.

Three Kings Day happens at the end of the 12 days of Christmas. The holiday is celebrated in some Spanish-speaking countries, where children get gifts from the Three Wise Men on January 6.

Santa made an early visit to Capital District Latinos this past Saturday. The organization is planning another big celebration and toy giveaway on January 6.

The organization is now collecting toys, looking for any new, unwrapped gifts for children up to age 14, with an emphasis on children from 7 to 14 years old. The organization is hoping to serve familiar food and give joy to the many children new to the U.S. who are still warming up to the Santa Claus tradition, they said.  

“We are hoping that those individual agencies and those that may be concerned more about getting ready for Christmas, we’re hoping that if there is a surplus anywhere or people have toys, or their children are so privileged that they have double of the same item, that they can think of Capital District Latinos, because we’re expecting a big crowd,” said Regional Executive Director Micky Jimenez.

To donate, you can drop off any toys at CDL offices located at 160 Central Avenue in Albany. You can also click here for up-to-date information on the event, or call 518-801-9040 x 5079 to coordinate a toy donation.