The Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau INTERFACE program’s 2020 Holiday Toy Drive provided toys for over 1,000 families in need, including 6,337 children.
According to the Town’s website, INTERFACE is a partnership between individuals, good corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven to provide help to Brookhaven's less fortunate residents.
This year, more than 72 businesses and clubs, including JVC Broadcasting and the Red Knights Motorcycle Club LI Chapter NY-25 held events or collected toys at locations across Brookhaven Town.
The Covid-19 pandemic changed things up this year. The annual Red Knights Motorcycle Club and JVC Broadcasting Toy Drives were held as drive-up/drop-off events in the Brookhaven Town Hall parking lot. The JVC event featured on-air personalities from all five JVC Broadcasting radio stations, including My Country 96.1, LI News Radio 103.9, LaFiesta 98.5, Oldies 98.1 and Party 105.3.
Councilman Michael Loguercio, the Town Board Liaison to the Youth Bureau, thanked all involved for displaying the “true spirit of the holiday season.”
“At a time when so many Brookhaven residents are struggling to make ends meet, it’s great to see such an outpouring of generosity during the holiday season,” he said.