Help Harrison men collect toys for kids in need

The Harrison High School Young Men’s Leadership Academy (YMLA) is sponsoring its Second Annual Hawks Giving Back to Kids Toy Drive.

Harrison Young Men's Leadership Academy
The Harrison High Young Men’s Leadership Academy launched its holiday drive last year. (File photo)

In the spirit of giving, Harrison High School students will be giving toys, gift cards, clothing, and more to children of all ages, in need, that live in the Farmington Hills community. The goal of the toy drive is to collect items for needy children in our own community, wrap the gifts, and personally give them to the children at the Hawks Giving Back to Kids event on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Auditorium Lobby.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

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The entire Harrison community, including businesses, are encouraged to donate. The following donations are needed:

  • Cash or Gift Cards
  • Unwrapped Gift/Toys – for boys and girls, one through eighteen years of age
  • Clothing, Blankets, and School Items

Donations can be made to the donation box located in front of the main office. Harrison High School is located at 29995 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills.

YMLA is sponsored by Social Studies Teacher Dominic Carino and Assistant Principal Angela Leach. Hawks Giving Back to Kids was created last year by the YMLA Leadership Team, who wanted to make giving more personal by directly giving needy children toys, offering face painting, hot chocolate, and treats. Harrison parent, Rayna Madero, is the social media consultant and parent coordinator for the event.

Young Men’s Leadership Academy is a Harrison High School-based male-only club designed to help young men who may be struggling socially or academically with the goal of becoming future leaders, better students, and great young men.

For more information about the event or if you wish to donate, please contact Angela Leach at 248.426.2858 or To learn more about Farmington Public Schools, visit

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