Niagara Falls, NY — The weekend after Thanksgiving, Destination Niagara USA kicked off a fundraiser to benefit the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. 100% of the profits from holiday ornament sales in the Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center from Saturday, November 26 through Sunday, December 18 went to the annual toy drive, now in its 94th year.
John Percy, President and CEO of Destination Niagara USA was pleasantly surprised how the ornament sales resulted in over $1,100 to donate to the cause. “This was our first year participating in efforts to raise money for the Niagara Falls Firefighter’s Christmas Toy Fund, and we were thrilled with the support received from the community.”
Ornaments were sold in the Niagara Falls USA Visitor Center and online, with purchases coming in from all over the country. Firefighter PJ DiFrancesco indicated that the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund has helped 320 families in need so far this holiday season, providing 2 toys to each child. John O’Malley, Chairman of the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund, indicated that the goal this year is to raise $90,000, and they are still working to reach that amount. For those still interested making a contribution:
Checks can be mailed to:
The Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund
P.O. Box 271
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Destination Niagara USA works to ensure Niagara County is a preferred international destination for group and leisure travel. It supports its mission to expand the economic prosperity of Niagara County by generating individual and group visitation. For more information, visit NiagaraFallsUSA.com.