Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined the owners of Banfi Vineyards in Glen Head on Thursday, December 8, to present toys to Ret. U.S. Major Chuck Kilbride and the U.S. Marines for their Toys for Tots Drive. The Toys for Tots program is an annual effort, allowing residents the opportunity to give back to children who are less fortunate during the holiday season.
“Toys for Tots isn’t just about toys,” said County Executive Mangano. “It’s about sending a message of hope to less fortunate children who otherwise wouldn’t be receiving presents this holiday season. I urge residents, who can, to donate new un-wrapped toys to any of our County drop-off locations.”
For several years County Executive Mangano has co-chaired the Toys for Tots Drive with Major Chuck Kilbride and the U.S. Marines. Maj. Kilbride has coordinated the Toys for Tots Drive for over 20 years, and County Executive Mangano thanked him for his efforts.
Residents can donate a new, un-wrapped toy, now through Monday, December 19th at any County office building. For more information, or to find the drop-off location closest to you, call 516-571-6000.
Pictured above (left to right) are County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Martin Silver, President & CEO, Star Industries; Ret. U.S. Major Chuck Kilbride; Sandy Kilbride: Robert Whiting, Director, Estate & Vinyard; Staff Sgt. JD Quinton & Wife Marissa; Gy Sgt. Gomez; Santa Clause; Virginia Marianni, Co-Owner; and Christina Marianni, Co-Owner.