Bayside, Queens - Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is proud to announce that, through the generosity of hundreds of Northeast Queens families, eleven schools, and several community civic organizations, his office’s annual Holiday Toy Drive collected thousands of toys for needy and hospitalized children and teens. The toys have been distributed to several charitable organizations throughout Queens ahead of the holidays.
“Through the overwhelming kindness and generosity of so many Northeast Queens residents, my office was filled to the brim with thousands of toys for children of all ages,” said Assemblyman Edward Braunstein. “Each donation will help a local family in need create important memories and have a brighter holiday season.”
The organizations who received the toys included: 4 Kids in Need drive for homeless families; QSAC Day School of Whitestone; QSAC Preschool & Early Childhood Center of Douglaston; the Queens Chronicle Toy Drive; Ronald McDonald House Metro; St. Mary’s Hospital for Children; Transition Domestic Violence Center; and the United States Army for the children of deployed military personnel from Fort Totten and other local reserve bases. Each organization was given hundreds of toys to distribute to the local children and families they serve.
“I sincerely want to thank each and every person who donated to the toy drive, as well as Community Board 11, who partnered with my office on this incredible community effort,” said Braunstein.“I wish you and your family a very healthy and happy holiday season and new year!”