You should have seen the smiles when some of the children at the Metro Family Residence in Elmhurst got early Christmas presents on Tuesday, thanks to readers of the Queens Chronicle.
But now we’re down to the wire — today, Dec. 20, is the final day to contribute gifts! Metro is just one of the centers and groups that will be giving them out to needy children.
Please bring new and unwrapped presents to our office until 5:30 p.m. We’re at 62-33 Woodhaven Blvd. in Rego Park, about a quarter mile south of Long Island Expressway Exit 19.
After business hours, gifts may be dropped off next door at Barosa restaurant, at 62-29 Woodhaven Blvd., or Barosa Brick Oven Pizza, at 62-37. Please leave your name and the name of your community with any gifts brought after hours so we may thank you later along with the donors who come to our office directly.
As long as the gifts are here when we open the office Friday, our partner organizations will have enough time to give them to the children by Christmas. If you have any questions, call us at (718) 205-8000. Next week we’ll thank all those who contributed in our 18th Annual Holiday Toy Drive’s final week in these pages.