Senator John Brooks, Merrick Kiwanis Key Club Join Forces to Spread Holiday Cheer for Local Families
Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Politics
By Long Island News & PR
Published: December 12 2017
Over 30 families were provided with a holiday meal and toys for all the children.
Senator John Brooks, the Merrick Kiwanis Club and Calhoun High School Key Club Spread Holiday Cheer for Local Families with Children.
Photo by: Office of Senator John E. Brooks.
Long Island, NY - December 12, 2017 - On Saturday, December 10th, more than 30 families were provided with a holiday meal and toys for all the children in the home through a joint community service project between Senator John E. Brooks and the Merrick Kiwanis Club. The toys were collected by the elementary school students at the six schools in the Merrick and North Merrick School Districts. The general public also made many donations, with the local libraries providing convenient collection points.
Students from the Calhoun High School Key Club sorted through all the food donations to ensure each family received a complete meal, including a turkey.
The students also sorted toys into age and gender-appropriate stations to ensure each child received several gifts.
The generous donations are also helping to support the U.S. Marines ‘Toys for Tots’ program. For those who would still like to donate a toy or some non-perishable food to the holiday drive, donations will be accepted at the Merrick and North Merrick libraries until December 20th. For more information, please call Senator Brooks’ District Office at 516-882-0630.