Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is proud to announce that, through the generosity of many Northeast Queens residents, schools and civic associations, his office’s annual Holiday Toy Drive collected thousands of toys for needy and hospitalized children. The toys have been distributed to several charitable organizations throughout Queens ahead of the holidays.
“I’m overwhelmed by the generosity shown by so many Northeast Queens residents, who through their donations have helped brighten the holiday season for thousands of local children in need,” said Assemblyman Edward Braunstein. “I sincerely want to thank each and every person who donated, as well as Community Board 11, who partnered with my office on this effort. I wish you and your families a very healthy and happy holiday season!”
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; Queens Chronicle Toy Drive; Ronald McDonald House; 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.
A total of 17 local schools contributed toys to the drive, as well as several community civic organizations.