Toy drive is on for Staten Island’s Hurricane Sandy kids

By Virginia N. Sherry Staten Island Advance

oys like these are being collected by Where To Turn and the Secret Sandy Claus Project on behalf of victims of Hurricane Sandy. Staten Island Advance

Toys like these are being collected by Where To Turn and the Secret Sandy Claus Project on behalf of victims of Hurricane Sandy. 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

NORTH SHORE

West Brighton
State Assemblyman Matthew Titone
853 Forest Ave.
718-442-9932

St. George
State Senator Diane Savino
36 Richmond Terr., Room 112
718-727-9406

SOUTH SHORE

Eltingville
Council Member Vincent Ignizio and
State Senator Andrew Lanza
3944 Richmond Ave.
718-984-5151

Great Kills
Danielle’s French Cleaners
61 Giffords Lane
718- 948-4674

Great Kills
Luxe Salon and Spa
3986 Amboy Rd.
718-967-5893

Richmond Valley
State Assemblyman Joseph Borelli
101 Tyrellan Ave., Suite 200
718-967-5194

EAST SHORE

Midland Beach
State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
586B Midland Ave.
718-667-5891

New Dorp
Dragon Kim’s Karate School
272 New Dorp Lane
718- 979-5400

WEST SHORE

Bloomfield
Councilman James Oddo
900 South Ave., Suite 403
718-980-1017

Bulls Head
State Assemblyman Michael Cusick
1911 Richmond Ave.
718-370-1384

New Springville
Rocco Laurie Intermediate School (I.S. 72)
33 Ferndale Ave.
718-698-5757

Travis
Showplace Entertainment Center
141 East Service Rd.
718-477-2695

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