In addition to the festive holiday lights in our district, there are lots of other ways to celebrate the Shop Local spirit - including many ways to give back this season. Here are some great local picks:
*Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer's Holiday Food Drive: Drop off non-perishable food items at the Council Member's District Office or the Sunnyside Library until December 11th. (See flyer below for more drop-off points.)
*108th Precinct Community Council Holiday Party for Children: Accepting donations until December 7 for their annual holiday party for homeless children. Call Diane Ballek for more info: (718) 784-3194
*Sunnyside Santathon, sponsored by the Sunnyside Boulevard Bars. Get your Santa suit together for this bar crawl to benefit local children in need: Saturday, December 7
*Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by the LIC/Astoria Lion's Club. Drop toys off at Dr. Debra Guthrie's office at 45-58 43rd Street beginning November 20th.
*Meet Santa Claus at Tiny You! December 14 from 12pm-3pm in the Sunnyside location. A local photographer will be on-site taking photos!
*Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by Queens Community Board 2: Accepting donations through December 16. Call (718) 533-8773 for more info.
This is certainly not an exhaustive list of holiday events - please check our website for other community events as well as holiday sales and specials to help you Shop Local this season!