NYCP’s holiday toy drive is named in honor of long-time supporter Larry Morales. When Larry and his wife Doreen arrived at the Pantry in December of 1983 they saw a small tree with no more than 5 gifts under it. A group of 50 girls and boys were eagerly waiting in line.  For Larry and Doreen, this was a call to action.

The annual Morales Holiday Party was born, becoming a 30-year tradition of friends sharing holiday cheer and providing gifts for children in need. Larry Morales passed away in April of 2010 and soon after the drive was named for him. Please join us in honoring his role in providing thousands of children with holiday gifts by making a contribution to the Larry Morales Toy Drive.

For more information please contact Neill Bogan at (917)720-9707 or

2017 Larry Morales Toy Drive flyer (PDF)