Friday, December 20, 2013

HFD supports YCS children with toy drive


On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, members of the Hackensack Fire Department IAFF locals 2081 & 3172 purchased gifts for 75 children, ranging in age from 3 months to 17 years.  They are all part of the Youth Consultation Services (YCS) of Bergen County which is located in Hackensack.  Most, if not all, of these children do not have parents and are all residents of a youth group home.

Members of the department wanted the children to be in the holiday spirit and were glad to assist (YCS) with this toy drive. "Without our drive, many of these kids would not have received presents for Christmas," said Roberto Burgos of IAFF local 2081, he went on that "the look on the kids faces when they received their gifts was priceless."

Photo credit: HFD Facebook page
YCS, a 501(C)3 organization, was founded in 1918 to help the women and children left alone and/or abandoned by the aftermath of World War I. Programs and services grew from this beginning and today YCS maintains programs throughout the state for children with special needs, from birth to 25 years of age. Programs include: educational, psycho-therapeutic and psychiatric services in home and in our residential facilities, crisis intervention, foster care and treatment home placements, as well as our newest in home and residential programs for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you, your company, or organization would like to make a donation to or get involved with the YCS Foundation you can contact Kathy Mongon at

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