BIG SUCCESSES AT A TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM IN ROCKLAND THIS YEAR

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IMG_1251 IMG_1263What started out as empty bins at the beginning, turned into an onslaught of toys at Northern Manor on Middletown Road in Nanuet and at Northern Riverview Assisted Living on Route 9W in Haverstraw, thus making the 2016 Toys For Tots Program here a major success. Today, car loads of toys, some making more than one trip, we taken from the two facilities by Marine Corps League based out of Pamona to be given to underprivilege children. The car needed to head back to their warehouse to make room for a truck given the amount of toys collected.

“We are so happy that so many of our families and friends were able to contribute,” said Shlomo Katz, Administrator for Northern Manor. “We think about the kids who don’t have during the holidays and you want to do something on their faces. This is the way to go.”

The Toys For Tots Program began right after Thanksgiving and as time got closer and closer to Christmas and Hanukah, the bins became overloaded with all kinds of toy trucks, games and dolls. If donations are made after today, Northern Manor and Northern Riverview will not turn anyone away and will continue to accept toys up until this weekend.

Submited by Jeff Jacomowitz

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