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 Dec. 15, 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,” said Coschignano.
“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,” added Macagnone.
For those who wish to donate to “Toys for Tots,” collection boxes can be found in the following town facilities: Marjorie R. Post Community Park Community Center (Unqua and Merrick Roads, Massapequa); Oyster Bay Town Hall North (54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay); Town Hall South (977 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa); Department of Public Works Facility (150 Miller Place, Syosset); The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center (at Bethpage Community Park 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage); 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 or co-chairs of the collection drive at 516-624-6619 or 516-624-6305. You can also visit www.oysterbaytown.com.
—Submitted by the Town of Oyster Bay