Stewart Students Help Marines host Toys-for-Tots Drive
EAST GARDEN CITY — The United States Marine Toys-for-Tots program has been delivering gifts to less fortunate children since 1947 and on Wednesday the annual drive is underway in the Roosevelt Field Mall.
“Not only do we answer our call of duty to go overseas, but giving back to the local community is something to which there is no greater honor. We’re happy to do so and we’re just so happy to put a smile on a child’s face,” says John Sardine of the U.S. Marines.
Students from local schools pitch in to donate and help to spread hope and awareness of the Toys-for-Tots program. At the Roosevelt Field Mall Santa stood with U.S. Marines spread the holiday cheer.
“I think it’s one of the best things that goes on this time of year,” says Santa Claus.