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Last week for our hospital toy drive

While Santa is busy at the North Pole making his list and checking it twice, The Queens Courier is entering into its final week of collecting gifts for the kids at Schneider Children’s Hospital. We have already collected a number of gifts, but we really need help from you, our readers and our advertisers, to make this holiday season special for the hundreds of children at Schneider Children’s Hospital.

There is still time to bring gifts to our office, located at 38-15 Bell Boulevard in Bayside, and we are providing a full list of gift suggestions below.

“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.

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 6 p.m. If you have any questions, please call 718-224-5863, Ext. 221 ¬– ask for Santa Pete.

GIFT SUGGESTIONS

INFANT/TODDLERS

Baby Blankets

Baby Clothes

Baby Socks and Hats

Plastic Baby Toys

Toys with lights, sound, colors

Baby dolls (cloth or plastic)

Brand new tagged stuffed animals

PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

Play Dough

DVDs

Little Tikes/Fisher Price items

Matchbox/Hot Wheels Cars

Board Games

SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

Art Kits (markers, crayon packs)

DVDs

Computer Games

Popular Board Games

Puzzles

ADOLESCENTS

DVD movies

Best Buy/iTunes Gift Cards

Basketball

Bead Kits

Art Kits

Remote Control Cars

Nail Polish/Makeup Kits

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