2016-12-14 / Front Page

'Giving Back To The Community'

Peralta Distributes Over 1,500 Toys At Queens Center


State Senator Jose Peralta, in cooperation with Queens Center, US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, the NYPD and Woodside on the Move, collected and distributed more than 1,500 toys to schools, family shelters and organizations as part of his annual Toy Drive. State Senator Jose Peralta, in cooperation with Queens Center, US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, the NYPD and Woodside on the Move, collected and distributed more than 1,500 toys to schools, family shelters and organizations as part of his annual Toy Drive. State Senator Jose Peralta, in cooperation with Queens Center, US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, the NYPD and Woodside on the Move, collected and distributed more than 1,500 toys to schools, family shelters and organizations in the 13th Senatorial District as part of his annual Toy Drive. Children, families and community members took part in the toy drive distribution on the night of December 7. Senator Peralta and the co-sponsors were also joined by two very special guests: Santa and Mrs. Claus.

During the toy drive, representatives from about 20 schools, four family shelters and local organizations collected the Christmas gifts. The presents will go to children at the LaGuardia Family Center, The Landing, Kings Inn Shelter, and the Corona Family Residence, and other locations.


Children, families and community members took part in Senator Peralta’s toy distribution – joined by very special guests: Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children, families and community members took part in Senator Peralta’s toy distribution – joined by very special guests: Santa and Mrs. Claus. “Each year, we organize this toy drive to give back to the community – to make sure needy children also have a reason to smile about this holiday season,” said Senator Peralta. “It is my hope the these toys bring a smile to kids whose families are going through some very tough times.”

NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said, “Providing a gift to a child is a small gesture that can have a meaningful impact on a family during this holiday season. The NYPD is proud to participate in the Toys for Tots program with our community partners.”

John Scaturro, Senior Manager for Marketing at Queens Center, said, “Each year, Queens Center joins Senator Jose Peralta in a local community Toy Drive. This year, Queens Center is proud, once again, to provide toys for underprivileged families in our community, and a venue to publicly distribute those toys through community organizations that serve families and children. During this time of family celebration we believe it’s important to remember those less fortunate families in our community; and working with Senator Peralta, we know that our contribution to this effort will get to those in need.”

“Woodside on the Move is proud to sponsor the annual Toy Drive which will benefit Queens’ families during the holidays,” said Amy Paul, Executive Director of Woodside on the Move.

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