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Senator Phillips Delivers 1,000+ Toys Donated By Residents to Children in NYU Winthrop Hospital

Senator Elaine Phillips recently delivered over 1,000 toys donated by residents of the 7th Senate district during her Holiday Toy Drive collaboration with NYU Winthrop Hospital. All donations from the toy drive benefit the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop, which is dedicated to helping sick children and their families understand and cope with being hospitalized.

 

“It was wonderful to see the holiday spirit of giving on full display and to witness the excitement of the children at NYU Winthrop Hospital when they were presented with the donated gifts,” Senator Elaine Phillips said. “Thank you to NYU Winthrop Hospital and to all those who donated to our Holiday Toy Drive – your generosity was remarkable and undoubtedly made the holidays a little brighter for many children.”

 

“Words can’t begin to express the appreciation we feel towards the generosity of both Senator Phillips and members of the community who participate in an initiative that that will undoubtedly put smiles on our patients’ faces the whole year through,” said Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

 

Twelve local schools, six libraries and residents from across the 7th Senate District collected and donated toys to Senator Phillips’ drive, including:

 

  • Carle Place High School
  • Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School
  • East Hills Elementary School
  • Elmont Memorial High School
  • Floral Park-Bellorse Elementary School
  • Great Neck North Middle Schools
  • Hillside Grade School
  • Manhasset Secondary School
  • Polk Street Elementary School
  • Rushmore Elementary School
  • Willets Road School
  • Little Sponges Daycare
  • East Williston Library
  • Franklin Square Public Library
  • Hillside Public Library
  • Port Washington Public Library
  • Shelter Rock Public Library
  • Williston Public Library

 

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Senator Phillips, NYU Winthrop Hospital to Host Holiday Toy Drive for Young Patients in Need

Toy DriveSenator Elaine Phillips is partnering with NYU Winthrop Hospital on a Holiday Toy Drive that will collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need.

 

“With the holiday season here, I am pleased to announce that I am partnering with NYU Winthrop Hospital to host a Holiday Toy Drive for children in need,” Senator Elaine Phillips said. “Long Islanders have a long-standing tradition of helping those less fortunate, and I encourage anyone who is able to please donate to our drive to share the holiday spirit with local children in need. ”

 

“Words can’t begin to express the appreciation we feel towards the generosity of both Senator Phillips and members of the community who participate in an initiative that that will undoubtedly put smiles on our patients’ faces the whole year through,” said Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

 

Donations from the toy drive will benefit the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop, which is dedicated to helping children understand and cope with the hospital experience. Certified Child Life Specialists utilize therapeutic play, arts and craft, and other diversions to ensure that the hospital experience is as stress-free as possible for children and their families. A vital program across the full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services at NYU Winthrop, Child Life is supported in its entirety by philanthropic contributions.

 

Donations of new, unwrapped toys are currently being accepted now through December 15 at Senator Phillips’ Mineola office located at 252 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola. For questions, please call 516-746-5924 or email ephillips@nysenate.gov.

 

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