Local toy-drives collected thousands of toys in Rockaway and Broad Channel for sharing with needy families in the community. Students at St. Francis de Sales collected a police-van load of toys for children in other parts of Rockaway. Here, Police Officer Kenneth Beecher, 100 Precinct Community Affairs Unit, with St. Francis students and custodial workers (back row) flanked by Principal, Sister Patricia (right), and teacher, Cathleen Vogel (left).
|The Arverne By the Sea sales center had hundreds of toys beneath its Christmas tree, which were collected for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. From left to right: Lance Corporal Khalil Almontaser, Maureen Candreva, Sergeant Alma Torres, Eulene Workman, Gerard Romski, Dorota Dlugosz, Kathie O’Brien, Nivaldo Pereira, Laura Sporny and special elf, Jate Doremus.
Police Officer Beecher and Sister Patricia hold a pair of Mini Mouse plush toys collected for needy children.
St. Francis boys carry boxes from the school to a waiting 100 Precinct van.
Sands Point Physical Therapy collected toys, which were donated collected and distributed by the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department. From left to right: BCVFD President Edward O’Hare, Sands Point Office Manager Sandy Won and Sands Point Director Tim Rohrs, PT, sit in front of a pile of toys in the back of the vollies’ ambulance.