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Staten Island Nonprofit Offering Toys To Families In Need This Weekend

December 14, 2018 - 6:22 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Families in need on Staten Island will be able to pick up free toys this weekend thanks to the generosity of Where to Turn.

Continuing its annual Christmas tradition, the organization will be opening a temporary toy store on Dec. 15 and 16 for all families in need of toys for their kids this holiday.

“We offer them to families in need any family can come in and pick out two toys,” said Dennis McKeon, executive director of Where To Turn.

The nonprofit has given out around 25,000 toys since they opened the toy store, which is located inside a Staten Island warehouse.

“We have been giving out toys probably for 13 years but the idea of a toy store started the Christmas after Sandy. That was the first time we opened up a pop up store,” McKeon explained.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to enter the shop.

The store will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on both days at 22 Brienna Court, in Charleston.

The organization will continue to accept donations and will try to keep the shelves fully stocked.

McKeon’s says the organization’s thinking is simple: “No kid should be without toys on Christmas.”