frequently asked questions
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What is Give Back Friday?
A day full of giving back to our community in an effort to help families in need have a memorable holiday season. There are both daytime and nighttime events. The daytime event takes place at Mirabito and the nighttime event takes place at the Old Union Hotel. We are fortunate to partner with both businesses.
When is Give Back Friday?
The Friday after Thanksgiving. Every year, we work to change Black Friday to Give Back Friday!
Where can I make a toy donation?
At our daytime event between 10:00-1:00 at the Vestal Parkway Mirabito across from Target. Toy donations are also accepted at the night time event at the Old Union Hall.
What else happens at the daytime event?
Refreshments are offered along with a gas sale to all who are kind enough to make a donation. SANTA is also there!
Where does my toy donation go?
All toy donations are given to Broome County Toys for Tots.
What if I can't make a donation on that Friday?
Broome County Toys for Tots takes donations at anytime during the holiday season and are located at the mall.
What happens at the nighttime event?
Live music, food/drinks, silent auctions, other raffles, and a live drawing for our Give Back Friday raffle winner!
What is the Give Back Friday raffle?
If you purchase a $100 ticket, you have the opportunity to win $5,000, $3,000, $1,000, or $500! Only 200 tickets are sold. The ticket also gets two people in to the night time event.
Where does my raffle ticket donation money go?
Money raised through the raffle helps additional families/individuals in need for the holiday season that may not be able to access Toys for Tots and it funds the biggest Easter Egg Hunt in Broome County that is completely free to the public!
Can I still come to the nighttime event if I didn't purchase a raffle ticket?
YES! We ask for a toy donation and $25 for anyone who has not purchased a raffle ticket but would still like to join in on the fun!
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