Help bring joy to the youngest members of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens this holiday season.
Once again, The Queens Courier will be collecting toys for its annual holiday gift drive. The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens is asking for donations of new toys for 83 girls and 83 boys between the ages of 5 and 10. The Courier will wrap and deliver the toys.
The organization’s elementary school program introduces children to a range of topics such as robotics, astronomy, video game development, visual arts and sport activities. They emphasize STEM enrichment and provide homework assistance and tutoring for young people. Also, cultural understanding is highlighted as children are led to explore various cultures through food, music and dance.
Donations can be dropped off at The Courier’s office, located at 38-15 Bell Blvd., or at Flushing Bank branches at 144-51 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 159-18 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 44-43 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 136-41 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing; 188-08 Hollis Court, Auburndale; 61-54 Springfield Blvd., Bayside; 42-11 Bell Blvd., Bayside; 31-16 30th Ave., Astoria; and 107-11 Continental Ave., Forest Hills. Visit www.flushingbank.com for individual branch hours. Toys are also being accepted at Christie Salon & Co., in The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, 23-64 Bell Blvd., where anyone who drops off a toy will receive 15 percent off any nail service and all retail products.
Visit www.metroqueens.org for more information on the Boys and Girls Club.