Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined Ret. U.S.M.C. Major Chuck Kilbride, the Executive Director of Nassau County’s Toys for Tots program, along with Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino and David M. Katz of Sterling Equities, in kicking off the annual toy drive that benefits hundreds of needy families each year. The kick-off luncheon was held at The Coral House in Baldwin on Friday, October 14th, and featured a myriad of performers and entertainers, including: singer Chris Macchio; The American Bombshells; second graders from Archer Street school in Freeport; and Miss New York USA 2016, Serena Bucaj.
“Each year, the Major and his Marines raise just under $1 million in cash and toys-much of which comes from hundreds of corporate donors, such as Hallmark, Toys R Us, Hasbro, Disney, Macys, U-Haul, Enterprise, K-98.3, the UPS store, and Build-a-Bear Workshop; as well as from volunteer fire departments and Police departments,” stated County Executive Mangano. “Toys for Tots also honors fallen police officers, and works closely with Wounded Warriors. On behalf of Nassau County’s 1.3 million residents, I thank you for your amazing work.”
To support the Toys for Tots drive, County Executive Mangano reminds residents that they can donate a new, unwrapped toy by December 19th by placing it in one of the drop off boxes located in the lobby of Nassau County buildings. Nassau County residents can call 516-571-6000 to find the drop off location closest to you.
Pictured: County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Chuck Kilbride, Retired Major of the United States Marine Corps, join with two members of the United States Marine Corps, collecting toys to be donated to needy families