Photos By: Owen Hoffman/Patrick McMullan

Allegra And Leah Rumbough With Antonella Lemos

Maggie Norris

Brooke Laing With Cole Rumbough And Lynn Pyfer

New York City Mission Society’s Junior Society hosted holiday cocktails to benefit their annual holiday toy drive at Pilotage Fun & Hobby.

Comprised of young professionals in the New York City Area, the Junior Society supports the mission, vision and values of New York City Mission Society through hands-on outreach, innovative networking and unique fundraising opportunities. As the next generation of philanthropists, including Melissa Berkelhammer, Brooke Laing, Antonella Lemos, Cole Rumbough, and Liz Shafiroff, they support the New York City Mission Society’s goal to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Deeply devoted to the cause, Jean Shafiroff will serve as the honoree for their upcoming benefit gala on Wednesday, March 12, 2013.

With the toy drive event, this year sponsored in part by MarieBelle New York, Baked by Melissa, Insomnia Cookies, Bonito Mezcal, and Früzen Ice, guests had the opportunity to support the toy drive while holiday shopping, as 20-percent of each purchase made was donated to New York City Mission Society.

Joining the Junior Society in support of their annual toy drive were Martin Shafiroff, Roy Kean, Maggie Norris, and Stanley and Leah Rumbough, and many more.

Guests dressed in festive seasonal attire enjoyed holiday cocktails, cookies, chocolate, and cupcakes, while shopping and playing with the many interactive toys of pilotage, ranging from electronic helicopters, airplanes, and cars.

Serving both fun-seekers and enthusiasts across New York, Pilotage Fun & Hobby provides clients with a wide selection of affordable and enjoyable radio control model airplanes, helicopters, cars and boats, games and gadgets.

Pilotage Fun & Hobby opened its doors in March 2012, under the watchful eye of Managing Director William Dickey, who envisioned a destination that offers entertaining, innovative, and most importantly, interactive products to satisfy the needs and stimulate the minds of consumers with discriminating tastes, from knowledge-seeking school kids to city dwellers and parents seeking more sophisticated outdoor activities to share with their children. Pilotage Fun & Hobby aims to introduce a more engaging, gratifying and traditional – though rapidly evolving – form of recreation to a younger generation that is overwhelmed by digital entertainment.

The NYC Mission Society will be accepting donations throughout the entire holiday season, and can be made online at:

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