By Virginia N. Sherry Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Where to Turn — in partnership with the Secret Sandy Claus Project — plans to distribute 15,000 toys during the upcoming holiday season.
The initiative, reaching from New Jersey to Long Island, includes 13 locations on Staten Island where donors wishing to spread holiday cheer are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys for kids still reeling from Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath.
Sandy survivors, with FEMA assistance numbers and proper identification, are invited to shop for free at Where to Turn’s Sandy Holiday Toy Store, in donated space at 1547 Arthur Kill Rd. in New Springville.
The store will be open daily from Dec. 7 to Dec. 24, from noon to 7 p.m. There is a limit of two toys per child, and a maximum of six toys per family.
The primary drop-off location on Staten Island is at Where to Turn, at 150-L Greaves Lane in Great Kills (phone: 718-966-6531).
Here are the other locations accepting toys; please call to confirm hours
State Assemblyman Matthew Titone
853 Forest Ave.
State Senator Diane Savino
36 Richmond Terr., Room 112
Council Member Vincent Ignizio and
State Senator Andrew Lanza
3944 Richmond Ave.
Danielle’s French Cleaners
61 Giffords Lane
Luxe Salon and Spa
3986 Amboy Rd.
State Assemblyman Joseph Borelli
101 Tyrellan Ave., Suite 200
State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
586B Midland Ave.
Dragon Kim’s Karate School
272 New Dorp Lane
Councilman James Oddo
900 South Ave., Suite 403
State Assemblyman Michael Cusick
1911 Richmond Ave.
Rocco Laurie Intermediate School (I.S. 72)
33 Ferndale Ave.
Showplace Entertainment Center
141 East Service Rd.