The District Will Collect Toys for Children Now Through December 15th

In an effort to spread holiday spirit throughout the Plainview-Old Bethpage community, the Plainview Water District (PWD) is once again proud to partner with the Toys for Tots Foundation, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The PWD headquarters, located at 10 Manetto Hill Road, will serve as an official drop-off location for the foundation now through December 15th. The District encourages residents to donate new and unwrapped gifts to help less fortunate children this holiday season. PWD will also be holding a drive-thru drop off day on December 14th.

“With so much going on, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos and overlook the opportunities we each have to brighten someone’s day this holiday season,” said PWD Commissioner Marc Laykind. “Even a small contribution can make a significant impact in bringing happiness to children who otherwise might not have a festive season. We highly urge members of the Plainview-Old Bethpage community to join us in playing our role in supporting those in our community who need it most.”

New and unwrapped gift donations can be dropped off at the PWD headquarters anytime until Friday, December 15th. The District will also be holding a drive-thru day on Thursday, December 14th, where community members can drop off toy donations with extra convenience. Since the District started this partnership several years ago, hundreds of toys have been donated from the community to support local children.

“During the holiday season, it is easy to forget about the world around us and those that may not have the resources we do,” said PWD Commissioner Andrew Bader. “By doing the simple task of taking part in a Toys for Tots drive, we each have the ability to make someone’s holiday special. It is always terrific to see our Plainview-Old Bethpage community join in the efforts and do their part to pay it forward. We appreciate every single person who comes out to participate in this initiative.”

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve ‘Toys for Tots’ Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide all children across the United States with happiness and joy throughout the holiday season. Through the gift of a new toy, disadvantaged children will not be overlooked during the holidays, and will know that a community of people cares for them.

“The holidays can be an incredibly stressful time for many of us, but by donating an item or two to these children it will not only make their holiday better but shows the strength and kindness of our community,” said PWD Commissioner Michael Chad. “We strongly encourage anyone who has the means or ability this year to stop by and support this wonderful cause by dropping off a toy for someone in need.”

The Plainview Water District thanks the community in advance for their generous contribution, and is looking forward to the holidays.

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