North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board today announced that North Hempstead will host a massive, month-long collection drive to help benefit needy families and less fortunate children throughout the community during the upcoming holiday season. The Town of North Hempstead will partner with the United States Marine Corps and collect new and unwrapped toys at collection boxes placed at Town facilities through Dec. 16.
“By working together with Major Chuck Kilbride and the dedicated United States Marines on the Toys for Tots program, our goal is to help kids and families in need have a joyous holiday season,” Supervisor DeSena said. “The Toys for Tots Drive this year will be especially crucial, as many families are feeling undue financial burden this holiday season. I encourage all who are able to donate to this wonderful cause, so we can help make sure that the less fortunate within our community will not have to go without something to bring them happiness this holiday season.”
Over the last 75 years, the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program has distributed nearly 550 million toys to more than 250 million children. For those looking to donate to the drive, new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at locations across town.
Toys for Tots Collection Boxes will be located at the following facilities:
• North Hempstead Town Hall – 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset
• Clinton G. Martin Park – Marcus Ave & New Hyde Park Rd., New Hyde Park
• “Yes We Can” Community Center – 141 Garden St., Westbury
• Port Washington Community Center – 80 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. only)
• Michael Tully Park – 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park
—Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead