Kids for Kids a Mindfulness Movement is busy collecting toys for families in need this holiday season. Our Kids helping Kids program is collaborating with The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. The coalition provides temporary shelter and additional resources for homeless families that are working. This is Kids for Kids second annual toy drive and we hope to surpass last years collection of 500 toy.

“This toy drive will help many families who deserve a little holiday magic in their stockings this year.” 

Toys, as well as gifts for parents, are being collected in several locations in the Westfield and Scotch Plains/Fanwood area. Westfield locations: Sofi’s Color Lounge, Kilwins, Blende, &Grain and at the Kids for Kids office at 7 Elm Street.  Scotch Plains/Fanwood: Salon Four and Little House of Comics  Gifts can also be purchased directly via Toys R Us website and Kids for Kids will transport all items directly to the shelter.  The toy drive will run until Monday, Dec. 4.

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Gift ideas for siblings: Toys, collectibles, baby dolls, games, arts and craft kits (crayons, paints marker and paper sets) Legos, sports equipment, science toys/projects, jewelry, building blocks, headphones, various gift cards (Toys R Us, Amazon, iTunes).

Gift ideas for parents: Cologne, moisturizers, personal care kits, sports memorabilia, wallets, key chains, headphones, mugs, gloves, hats (winter or sport) scarves, toiletries, perfumes, kitchen items, stationery, jewelry, calendars.

Kids for Kids is a group of multidisciplinary professionals who are committed to bringing mindfulness to children. We do this through full and half day retreats, special events and speaker series, one-on-one counseling, small groups and community outreach in schools, nonprofit agencies, places of worship and local businesses that work with children. We also help kids who attend our programs create service projects in our surrounding community. These projects are focused around helping other children in need.  Please visit

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Annette Ferrigno at 917-865-9577 or email at