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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.


Visit Senator Phillips’ webpage

Senator Martins Invites Residents to Participate in His Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Residents & Community Groups Invited to Donate New, Unused Toys to Benefit Children in Winthrop’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center


Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is inviting residents to participate in his annual holiday toy drive.


Residents and community organizations are invited to donate new, unused toys to the program. All toys collected will be donated to children in Winthrop University Hospital’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center. Last year’s toy drive collected over 2,000 toys for the children.


“Every child loves getting a new toy. For a child in the hospital, it can really lift their spirits when they’re away from home going through a tough time. Through the continued generosity of the community, we will once again be able to put smiles on the faces of many children,” said Senator Martins.


Residents or community groups who would like to participate in Senator Martins’ annual Holiday Toy Drive can call his office at 516-746-5924 or drop toys off at his district office (252 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola).


Visit Senator Martins’ webpage

Toys For Tots Holiday Gift Drive Now Happening at County Buildings

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that Nassau County has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive. New, unwrapped toys will be collected through Monday, December 19th.


Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the following Nassau County locations:


East Meadow:

• Eisenhower Park, Main Lobby of Administration Building

• 100 Carman Ave, Main Lobby of Corrections/Sheriff’s Department



• 40 Main Street, in front of Suite C Office

• 16 Cooper Street, Main Lobby of Traffic & Parking Violations Agency



• One West Street, Main Lobby

• 1550 Franklin Ave, Main Lobby of Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building

• 1490 Franklin Ave, Nassau County Police Department, 2nd Floor Training Wing

• 240 Old Country Road, Main Lobby

• 262 Old Country Road, Main Lobby of District Attorney’s Office

• 400 County Seat Drive, Nassau County Probation Department, Director’s Office

• 200 County Seat Drive, Health Department



• 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Department of Social Services, outside cafeteria



• 1194 Prospect Ave, DPW/Fire Marshal, 2nd Floor reception


For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.


Visit County Executive Mangano’s webpage