Jewish War Veterans collecting toys for Hanukkah Hugs program

In this file photo, Jewish War Veterans Post 644 donates toys the organization collected  to the Hanukkah Hugs program organized by Women’s Philanthropy and Jewish Family Services. Pictured here are Harvey Bloth, Howard Holtzman, Pam Super, Lauren Gelber and Larry Chervitz. Photo: Howard Holtzman

Jewish War Veterans Post 644 is collecting new toys for the “Hanukkah Hugs” program, which gives gifts to needy children during the holidays. There are collection bins for Hanukkah Hugs donations inside the front entrance of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Kaplan-Feldman Complex and in the Jewish Community Center’s Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield. 

Donations of unwrapped, new toys are welcomed. 

Several local Jewish organizations partner for the Hanukkah Hugs program, which is coordinated by Women’s Philanthropy, part of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and Jewish Family Service.