Young Leaders United Collecting Toys for Kids at Dec. 6 Holiday Happy Hour

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Young Leaders are asking the community to donate toys for children from infant age to 12-years-old during its 3rd annual Holiday Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Cosimo’s Trattoria, 120 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie.

Admission to the event for anyone in the community is an unwrapped toy or cash for toy purchases. Donated toys will be delivered to the Community Family Development Center in Poughkeepsie by the Young Leaders and will be given to 86 children attending the center’s programs. The nonprofit provides day care to after school programs for children 6 weeks old to 12 years old in Dutchess County and focuses on serving all families.

Complimentary appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar at the event.

For more information about the toy collection, contact Megan McKann, 845-471-1900 x. 3115.

Hosting the event is Young Leaders United which is open to individuals between 18 and 40 years old who live or work in Dutchess and Orange counties. More information about the YLU is online at