Project T.O.Y. Brought Joy To Thousands Of Area Children
January 24, 2011
(Huntington, N.Y.) – The holidays were made much brighter for over 4700 children across Suffolk County as a result of Family Service League’s Project T.O.Y. (Treasure Our Youth). Beginning in early November, Project T.O.Y. FSL staff partnered with local businesses to collect donations of toys and gifts for the holidays. Employees, clients, and customers of the businesses conducted toy drives or donated cash and gift cards to help fill the gaps and ensure age and gender appropriate toys were available for all good little boys and girls.
Parents struggling with financial hardship were able to sign up and “shop” for holiday gifts for their children. Each family selected two gifts, books, stocking stuffers, and other goodies with the assistance of FSL staff. Volunteers helped organize the donations and wrapped the gifts for the parents to take home. The children had the joy of receiving presents and the parents had the pride of providing for their family during this special time of year.
The toys were distributed at Family Service League’s Family Centers in Huntington Station, Bay Shore, East Yaphank and Riverhead.
Family Service League is grateful to the volunteers, staff and donors who made Project T.O.Y. such a huge success. The organization also acknowledges the generosity of the following members of the business community for their support and assistance: CA Technologies; Capital One Bank; Curves; Dentists For A Better Huntington; GEICO; Gemma Clinical Consultant Services; Huntington and South Huntington Rotary Clubs; Motorola; New Vitality; New York Community Bank; Rexer-Parkes; Sanna Mattson MacLeod, Inc.; Suffolk County National Bank and WRCN Radio.
About Family Service League
Family Service League (FSL), founded in 1926, is a not-for-profit, community based human service agency assisting more than 47,000 people each year. FSL serves individuals from infancy through the senior years and families, and offers 46 programs in 15 locations. Family Service League has five Family Centers —located in Huntington, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, East Yaphank, and Riverhead — where families can come and receive assistance to address a broad range of needs. Other program sites are located throughout Long Island from Huntington to Greenport to East Hampton. FSL is credentialed by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA) for meeting the highest standards of best practices and quality services for individuals and families. For more information, call 631-427-3700 or visit the Family Service League web site at www.fsl-li.org.
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