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Nassau County Kicks Off Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive 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 until Wednesday, December 20th.

 

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

 

Hempstead:

  • 40 Main Street, in front of Suite C Office
  • 16 Cooper Street, Main Lobby of Traffic & Parking Violations Agency

 

Mineola:

  •  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

 

Uniondale:

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

 

Westbury:

  • 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) 571-4044, or email kcollins@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Mangano and U.S. Marines Collect Toys For Tots Donations At Banfi Vineyards

Toys for TotsNassau 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.

 

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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

 

Hempstead:

• 40 Main Street, in front of Suite C Office

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

 

Mineola:

• 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

 

Uniondale:

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

 

Westbury:

• 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.

 

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Legislator Schaefer Helps Toys For Tots Program

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Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer and New York State Assemblyman Edward Ra are seen with Pastor John Gravagna of Connect Church of Bellmore, Sergeant Torres and Dr. Suzanne Viscovich, Principal of Homestead School in Garden City. The students of the Homestead School collected toys for the Toys For Tots Program in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps.

 

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Town of Oyster Bay Announces Annual ‘Toys for Tots’ Drive

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone joined with Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano to announce the annual kick-off of this year’s “Toys for Tots” collection drive, which will run through December 15th, in an effort to collect new, unwrapped toys to be used as gifts for children throughout the community.

 

“Under the direction of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, the Toys for Tots Drive follows a mission to help ensure that children in need within our area do not have to go the holiday season without something to bring them happiness,” Councilman Coschignano said.

 

“By helping those in need experience the wonderful embrace of the holiday season, contributors will get to play an active role in bringing happiness to one of our nation’s most valuable resources for the future, our children,” Councilman Macagnone said.

 

For those who wish to donate to “Toys for Tots”, collection boxes can be found in the following Town facilities:

  • Oyster Bay Town Hall North (54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay);
  • Town Hall South (977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa);
  • Department of Public Works Facility (150 Miller Place, Syosset);
  • The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center (at Bethpage Community Park – 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage);
  • Marjorie R. Post Community Park Community Center (Unqua and Merrick Roads, Massapequa);
  • Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park Community Center (Motor Avenue, Farmingdale) and Syosset-Woodbury Community Park Community Center (Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury);
  • William P. Bennett Community Center ( West Carl Street, Hicksville);
  • The Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center (South Broadway, Hicksville) and the North Massapequa Community Center ( North Albany Avenue, North Massapequa).

 

For more information, contact the Councilmen, co-chairs of the collection drive, at (516) 624-6619 or (516) 624-6305; or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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Senator Venditto Kicks Off Annual Long Island Toys for Tots Drive

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New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa), recently attended the annual kick-off of the Long Island Toys for Tots Drive organized by Retired Major Chuck Kilbride. Toys for Tots raises just under $1 million in cash and toys, each year – much of which comes from hundreds of generous corporate donors, such as 7-11, Toys R Us; HESS, Hasbro, Disney, Macys, the UPS store and Build-A-Bear Workshop; as well as from volunteer fire departments and PBAs. The organization also honors any police officers who may have died over the last year, and works closely with Wounded Warriors.

 

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Mangano & U.S. Marine Corps Kick Off Annual Toys For Tots Drive

Toys For TotsNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined Ret. U.S.M.C. Major Chuck Kilbride, the Executive Director of Nassau County’s Toys for Tots program in kicking off the annual toy drive that benefits hundreds of needy families each year. The kick-off luncheon was held at The Barn at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, and featured a myriad of performers and entertainers from singer Chris Macchio, to Paulina Vega, the reigning Miss Universe who hails from Columbia.

 

“Each year, the Major and his Marines raise just under $1 million in cash and toys-much of which comes from hundreds of corporate donors, such as 7-11, Toys R Us, Hess, Hasbro, Disney, Macys, the UPS store, and Build-a-Bear Workshop; as well as from volunteer fire departments and Police departments,” stated County Executive Mangano. “Toys for Tots also honors fallen police officers, and works closely with Wounded Warriors. On behalf of Nassau County’s 1.3 million residents, I thank you for your amazing work.”

 

County Executive Mangano was honored as he presented 2 year old Tommy Onorato of Franklin Square with a Citation for bravery. Tommy has suffered from Microvillus Inclusion disease since birth, and as a result Tommy is not allowed to eat any food by mouth. It is believed that Tommy is only one of thirty people currently diagnosed with Microvillus Inclusion disease in the United States. This year Toys for Tots named Tommy a Junior Vice-Chairman and is hoping that the publicity generated through Toys for Tots will spread awareness about Tommy’s condition and his TKO Strong Foundation.

 

Parents Tom and Melissa created the TKO Strong Foundation after Thomas Kevin Onorato was diagnosed in 2013. TKO Strong Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, article 501(c)(3) corporation, devoted to supporting individuals suffering from intestinal failure due to rare disease, through raising funds for research. When an individual is in intestinal failure they receive their nutrients and calories intravenously through total parenteral nutrition (TPN). TPN is given through a catheter placed in the arm, groin, neck or chest. Patients on TPN may live for many years, but long-term use of TPN can result in serious complications, such as bone disorders, central venous catheter infections and liver disease. To learn more about Tommy and the TKO Strong Foundation visit: http://www.tkostrongfoundation.org

 

To support the Toys for Tots drive, County Executive Mangano reminds residents that they can donate a new, unwrapped toy by December 20th by placing it in one of the drop off boxes located in the lobby of Nassau County buildings. Nassau County residents can call 571-6000 to find the drop off location closest to you.

 

 

Pictured above (left to right) are Toys for Tots co-chairman John Blasig, co-chairman Pastor John Gravagna of Connect Church in Bellmore, Ret. Major Chuck Kilbride U.S.M.C.-Executive director of Toys For Tots, Paulina Vega of Columbia-Miss Universe 2015, County Executive Ed Mangano, Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, and Gunnery Sergeant Jaime Alvarez of East Meadow.

 

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Town of Oyster Bay’s Annual ‘Toys for Tots’ Drive

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone joined with Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano to announce the annual kick-off of this year’s “Toys for Tots” collection drive, which will run through December 12th, in an effort to collect new, unwrapped toys to be used as gifts for children throughout the community.

 

“Under the direction of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, the Toys for Tots Drive follows a mission to help ensure that children in need within our area do not have to go the holiday season without something to bring them happiness,” Councilman Coschignano said.

 

“By helping those in need experience the wonderful embrace of the holiday season, contributors will get to play an active role in bringing happiness to one of our nation’s most valuable resources for the future, our children,” Councilman Macagnone said.

 

For those who wish to donate to “Toys for Tots”, collection boxes can be found in the following Town facilities: Oyster Bay Town Hall North (54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay); Town Hall South (977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa); Department of Public Works Facility (150 Miller Place, Syosset); The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center (at Bethpage Community Park – 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage); Marjorie R. Post Community Park (Unqua and Merrick Roads, Massapequa); Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park (Motor Avenue, Farmingdale) and Syosset-Woodbury Community Park (Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury).

 

For more information, contact the Councilmen, co-chairs of the collection drive, at (516) 624-6303 or (516) 624-6619; or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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