Queens, New York On Tuesday Evening, Assemblyman David Weprin was joined by John J. DeCristoforo, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, and others to gift collected toys to the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens in Richmond Hill, New York.
The Holiday Toy Drive, which was arranged by Assemblyman Weprins District Office and began in November 2015 and, was arranged to benefit charitable organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens and the Once Upon a Time school. By late-December, with an incredible show of support and compassion from several community organizations, schools, and residents all throughout Queens; Assembly member Weprins district offices received more than 400 toys for children of all ages. The toys included some of the most popular gifts of the season, including Elsa dolls from Disneys Frozen, Air Hockey tables, and Melissa & Doug train sets.
Toys were distributed to over 300 children at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens with each child receiving a gift relative to their age and choice. The remaining toys were distributed to local schools and charities including the Once Upon a Time school in Richmond Hill.
About Assemblyman David Weprin:
Elected in 2010, David Weprin represents the 24th Assembly District of Queens, New York. Assemblyman David Weprin represents the same district represented by his father, the late Assembly Speaker Saul Weprin, for 23 years. Prior to serving in Assembly, David Weprin served in the New York City Council from 2002-2009.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens:
Providing free after-school tutoring, homework assistance and athletic and arts programs for youth ages 6-18 in Richmond Hill, NY, the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.