Youngsters at the Metro Family Residence in Woodside gathered this week for presents collected by Queens Chronicle readers from the 11th annual holiday toy drive. Shown are (l-r) Symara, Ryan, Ashaya and Rayci with Ryan’s mom, Celice.
Generous readers provided outstanding toys and gifts for children there and at five other Queens family homeless shelters.
Special thanks to the following contributors: Robert and Caryn Perlman of Forest Hills, Terry and Agnes Bomford of Middle Village, the Wasenris family of Ozone Park, Betty Metaxas of Woodhaven, Lila Gold of Forest Hills, Stefany Anne Goldberg of Forest Hills, Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. of Howard Beach and Frank Gulluscio, South Queens Democratic district leader.
Also, the Flux Factory of Long Island City, which held a fund-raiser last Saturday and requested that people bring a children’s gift. Two large bags of toys were received.