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Tons of Toys

December 6, 2017 @ 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! Our friends at Tainted Inc will also be offering fun, festive face/body painting!

If you chose an ornament from The Giving Tree, 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
Pool Noodles
Life Jackets
Bike Helmets
Board Games – uno, checkers, chess, jenga, sorry, life, guess who, monopoly, scrabble
Dress Up play /dramatic play
Fisher Price Play sets – pre school toys
loor Puzzles
Disney Princess
Ninja Turtles

* HYPE Cup players will earn 1 extra point for every 5 items brought from the above wish list. The maximum number of points earned is 1 point per person on the team roster.*

Join us at City Steam Brewery immediatly following the event for the after party! Check out our FAQ blog for more details http://bit.ly/TonsofToys2017FAQ

Thank you to our presenting sponsor ConnectiCare for their support!


December 6, 2017
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Marquee Events featuring The Gershon Fox Ballroom
960 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States