Toy Drive

Vallone hosts holiday fair
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 12/27/2011 at 11:25AM

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and the East River Development Alliance (ERDA) hosted a holiday fair on December 15, during which over 200 underprivileged children from the western Queens housing development received toys, posed for pictures with Santa Claus, socialized with elves and participated in arts and crafts and other family activities. “We are so glad [...]

Courier brings early Christmas to SQBGC
Courier brings early Christmas to SQBGC
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 12:54PM

Their eyes glistened like Christmas lights as they saw the dozens upon dozens of wrapped gifts that were laid out before them. And soon, their booming chants of “Santa! Santa! Santa!” would summon St. Nick. Or at least “Santa Steve,” but still a jolly man in red who came bumbling in with the promise of [...]

Local official team up to help during Holiday Toy, Coat and Food Drive
Local official team up to help during Holiday Toy, Coat and Food Drive
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 11:44AM

A joint effort across eastern Queens is attempting to provide children and their families with warm bodies, full stomachs and plenty of presents to open on Christmas. Councilmember James Gennaro united with New York Cares service events manager Joseph Salas, Marine Corps Staff Sergeants Daniel Sweeney and David Bonney of the Sixth Communications Battalion and [...]

St. John’s toy drive teaches life lessons
St. John’s toy drive teaches life lessons
News Alana Manning 10/10/2011 at 11:18AM

There was a local celebrity trotting around St. John’s University last week – one who has a golden complexion, lots of fur, and four legs. It was Hooper, the beloved dog of Professor Jane Paley and the face of the annual Hooper’s Toy Drive, which is organized by Paley’s public relations campaign class. Professor Jane [...]