Tons of Toys
December 6 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One of our most anticipated annual events, Tons of Toys is a lively and sophisticated gathering combining delicious food, drinks, and festive activities with charitable giving. All toys collected will benefit the YMCA of Greater Hartford in support of their youth and family programs. Last year we collected over 1,600 toys, and we hope to surpass that number of donations at this year’s event.
Admission to Tons of Toys is one new unwrapped toy valued around $20 (or $20 cash/check/credit). We are once again inviting HYPE members to bring their children (or nieces/nephews/cousins/friends!) between 4:30 and 5:30pm. Have them bring a toy to donate and we’ll provide the milk and cookies. They can even get their photo taken with Santa! At 6:00pm we’ll kick off the adults-only cocktail party. Semi-formal dress is encouraged but not required (business or business casual is also acceptable).
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and there will be a cash bar (cash only). Enjoy an amazing holiday cake from A Little Imagination Cakes, music by DJ Miles Elliot, and tastings courtesy of Hartford Flavor Company!
If you chose an ornament from The Giving Tree at Get HYPEd at Spectra Wired Café on Wednesday, November 1st, purchase the toy listed, then bring the toy and ornament to Tons of Toys on December 6th. When you arrive, write your name on the back of the ornament, and place it in the ornament basket to be entered to win a prize. Most requested toys include:
Art Supplies – paint, paper, beads, gimp, string, markers, smocks, play dough
Lawn Games – bean bag toss, corn hole
Sports Equipment –soccer balls, volleyballs, basketball, footballs, hula hoops, jump ropes , t-ball
Board Games – uno, checkers, chess, jenga, sorry, life, guess who, monopoly, scrabble
Dress Up play /dramatic play
Fisher Price Play sets – pre school toys
Be sure to stay tuned for more information!
*** HYPE Cuppers: To earn an extra point for your team, bring 5 toys (one MUST be from the Giving Tree/toy list above)! ***