pictured (l to r, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, Assemblywoman Nikki Lucas, Senator Roxanne Persaud)
This past weekend community members and local elected officials partnered for the Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway, in East New York. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblywoman Nikki Lucas, Senator Roxanne Persaud, and Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez came together to provide free toys for children.
Assemblywoman Lucas stated, “the turnout of support for our Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway was amazing. Thanks to all partners that came through with toys and thanks to the many parents who brought their children out for a wonderful day of celebration. I’m wishing everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season.
“The toy drive was a huge success in my eyes. Families not only received toys but were entertained by carolers, Mrs. Claus, her elves, and there was a performance from New Wave Dance. The event was well organized, and it was great to see so many public officials there to support the families of East New York. It was overall a wonderful experience”, stated community resident, Dailia Bobb
Parent and volunteer, Travena Smith said, “I’m happy I came out to volunteer. Especially having my five year old daughter Tyvena with me. It put a smile on my face to watch her help others. This event was beautiful.”
Donna Freeman added, “We had a pleasure attending the Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway as a family and looking forward to future events with our leaders.”