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Free Toys For Needy Bronx Children For Christmas

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New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, together with Mr. Edward Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party, The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will be celebrating Christmas in Bronx by giving free toys to needy children.

This unique event, for the second year in a row, will take place on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of I.S. 216 Rafael Hernandez School located at 977 Fox Street (Corner of Westchester and Tiffany), Bronx, New York.

The first 1,000 children between the ages of 1 and 9 years old, will receive a free toy donated by The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots and The New York State Republican Party. “There will also be live music and entertainment for the children,” stated Senator Díaz.

State Senator Dean Skelos, President of the New York State Senate and Mr. Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive, are among the dignitaries expected to join in the distribution of the toys.

Note: Children must be present in order to receive a toy.

For more information, please contact Senator Diaz’s office at 718-991-3161.


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