The Kaoud Toy Drive is an annual toy drive by our family, and at our businesses. We are proud to be celebrating our 11th year. The Kaoud Toy Drive benefits the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Toy Closet program. The Toy Closet celebrates over 20 years, and was started by Ann Nyberg. The Toy Closet program is a year-round program which provides toys for patients when they leave the hospital, are going through treatments, or after emergency visits, as well as providing holiday presents for the patients. Many people fail to see that the Toy Closet program is a year-round program, NOT just a holiday season program. That being said, we are hoping to collect as many toys as possible to donate to the program. Please call with any questions, and we thank you for your support. To donate a toy, you can drop it off at either Kaoud Rugs of Orange, and Guilford or Material Girls of Orange. (No plush or stuffed animals). Note: People that make a purchase and donate a toy will receive a free gift at Material Girls when they mention this article.