|Koppell with students of PS 8.|
Koppell also selected Mosholu-Montefiore, Marble Hill and Kingsbridge Heights Community Centers to be the recipient of toys because many of the families the centers serve are suffering during these harsh economic times and cannot afford to give their children a holiday present.
A number of children who attend PS 8 live in the nearby homeless shelter and Koppell provided the school with toys to give to these children, who are among the neediest in his district.
“I am grateful to the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Bronx Toys for their generous donation of toys to brighten the holiday season for children in my district, many of whom would go without gifts because of the economic hardship their families are experiencing," Koppell said.
You can contribute to Koppell’s toy drive by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at his Riverdale district office, 3636 Waldo Avenue.