Here is another opportunity to participate in a Toy Drive for local youth.
Council Member Oliver Koppell launched his toy drive this holiday season by distributing over 100 toys on December 8, 2011 to children at the Little Angels Head Start Program on Hull Avenue in the Bedford Park/Norwood section of his district. These toys were among the 300 donated to Koppell by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Bronx Toys, a toy manufacturer, to give to children in need in his district.
Koppell also selected Mosholu-Montefiore, Marble Hill and Kingsbridge Heights Community Centers to be the recipient of toys because many of the families the centers serve are suffering during these harsh economic times and cannot afford to give their children a holiday present.
A number of children who attend PS 8 live in the nearby homeless shelter and Koppell provided the school with toys to give to these children, who are among the neediest in his district.
“I am grateful to the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Bronx Toys for their generous donation of toys to brighten the holiday season for children in my district, many of whom would go without gifts because of the economic hardship their families are experiencing.”
If you wish, you can contribute to Koppell’s toy drive by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at his district office, 3636 Waldo Avenue, Bronx/Riverdale phone # (718) 549-7300.