The Plainview-Old Bethpage community once again showed its generosity by contributing to the annual toy drive at the Plainview Water District. As it has done in years past, the Plainview Water District partnered with the Toys for Tots Foundation, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. This year, the District hosted a dedicated drive-thru drop-off day to facilitate convenient toy donations. The District headquarters functioned as an official drop-off site for the foundation, successfully collecting more than 150 toys.

“The District is touched and extremely grateful for the level of participation and generosity from the members of this community,” said PWD Commissioner Marc Laykind. “The Plainview-Old Bethpage residents always do their part to help out and participate in these great events. These contributions are going to make this holiday season more enjoyable for so many people, and that is what this effort and this time of year is all about.”

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.

“We appreciate the community’s unwavering support in these endeavors year after year.” said PWD Commissioner Andrew Bader. “PWD is delighted to lead and take part in these important initiatives and contribute positively in any way possible. Thanks to the big-hearted POB community, many children will be able to smile this holiday season.”

Since the District started this partnership several years ago, hundreds of toys have been donated from the community to support this cause. The Plainview Water District thanks the Plainview-Old Bethpage community for their generosity and continued support.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to take part in my first Toys for Tot’s Drive at the PWD,” said PWD Commissioner Michael Chad. “We are immensely proud to continue to partner with our community that continues to radiate support and compassion. With the POB’s constant support, we have been able to plant seeds of joy for many children that needed it this holiday season.”

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