This Holiday Season, Drop Off Your Toys and Gift Cards At Lua HQ


The ho-ho-holiday season draws upon us fast! In this time of giving, why not put a smile on a child's face with a present?

We at Lua treasure every opportunity to give back, and the holiday season is a perfect time for us to do so. This year, Lua is once again hosting a toy drive for Toys for Tots. We're also excited to introduce a simultaneous gift card drive for Family Programs Hawaii.

Our office will be serving as a collection site for both programs through November and early December, so swing by anytime during office hours to donate (and maybe grab a cup of hot coffee on your way out?) Also, spread the word! Everyone is welcome, especially if Lua HQ (address below) is a convenient location for them.

Lua HQ 900 Broadway, Ste 504 (5th Floor) NY, NY 10003

Read on for more details about the two programs:

Toys for Tots Toy Drive


For the second year running, Lua is hosting a T4T toy drive. T4T is a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that delivers toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

Here are the details:

November 3 to December 18, 2014

Office Hours: Mon to Fri, 9:30AM to 6:00PM Toys should be new and unwrapped!

You can find Lua HQ listed here on the T4T website as a local drop site. All questions are answered here, and you can learn more about the local chapter of the organization here.

Family Programs Hawaii Giftcard Drive


Alternatively, help Family Programs Hawaii out this season by donating a giftcard! For their annual party, FPH hosts over 2,500 foster children and their families, including 400+ teens. Each teen receives a $20 gift card, and that's where you come in.

Here are the details:

November 3 to November 24, 2014

Office Hours: Mon to Fri, 9:30AM to 6:00PM$20 Gift Cards, from any major online retailer (e.g. Walmart, Amazon, Americal Eagle etc.)

For more information, download the FPH circular here.

Kohzy oversees Product Marketing at Lua. He has worked in the finance and technology industries, and has experienced the inefficiencies and silos in the workplace that Lua addresses. He's passionate about every aspect of urban life - ubiquitous connectivity, public transportation, instant gratification - especially in the great city of NYC.