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Holiday Toy Store to Open for Sandy Victims

toys in small room

Dennis McKeon, Where to Turn

Volunteer Group Running Toy Drive for those Displaced by Storm

A volunteer organization is bringing holiday cheer to New Yorkers affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The group Where to Turn is setting up a special toy store in Great Kills, Staten Island.  But this store is different from other toy stores in one important respect.  Here, all the toys are free.

Dennis McKeon, Executive Director of Where to Turn, says they want to do something special this season for families who are preoccupied with the task of rebuilding.

"There's so much going on with the families trying to find a place to live, trying to rebuild the houses that they were in, that the kids are going to lose out this holiday,” he says.  “So we thought it was very important that at least the kids get something.”

“And you know," he added, "If we make one kid smile, it's worthwhile."

The store will be open from Saturday through Christmas Eve.  Families who show a FEMA number and ID can pick out two toys per child.

McKeon says Where to Turn needs help with the toy drive. For more information, visit their website here.


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