As we move into December, The Queens Courier is stepping up its efforts to make this holiday season a memorable one for kids at Schneider Children’s Hospital.
Over the next three weeks, The Queens Courier will be collecting gifts from you, our readers and our advertisers, at our office located at 38-15 Bell Boulevard in Bayside.
The week before Christmas we will gather all of the gifts, and our own Santa and his helpers will deliver them to the young patients at Schneider Children’s Hospital.
“For the past 24 years, The Queens Courier has been a terrific public servant to all of the citizens of our borough and beyond,” said Michelle Pinto, director of media relations at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center. “Everyone at Schneider Children’s Hospital is thrilled that this award-winning newspaper has chosen us to be the recipient of their generosity and the generosity of their readers. This is a wonderful example of how community-based journalism can change the lives of its readership.”
Schneider Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital in New Hyde Park that provides comprehensive care for children ranging in age from infants to young adults. The hospital has 154 beds, and kids receive treatment for everything from childhood diseases to cancer and epilepsy. The majority of the children at the hospital are infants to three-years-old and teenagers, so toys, books, games and even gift cards are great ideas.
You can bring NEW and UNWRAPPED gifts up to our office through Tuesday, December 15, so that we can deliver them to the children before Christmas. We know that this is a difficult year economically for many people, so any gifts you can donate will be greatly appreciated and will truly make a difference in these youngsters’ holiday season.
Those interested in bringing gifts can come to The Queens Courier office, which is located on the second floor at 38-15 Bell Boulevard in Bayside, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have any questions, please call 718-224-5863, Ext. 221 ¬– ask for Santa Pete.
Baby Socks and Hats
Plastic Baby Toys
Toys with lights, sound, colors
Baby dolls (cloth or plastic)
Brand new tagged stuffed animals
Little Tikes/Fisher Price items
Matchbox/Hot Wheels Cars
SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
Art Kits (markers, crayon packs)
Popular Board Games
Best Buy/iTune Gift Cards
Remote Control Cars
Nail Polish/Makeup Kits