Last chance to bring in gifts for toy drive

There’s still time to bring in presents for The Queens Courier holiday gift drive that will support youngsters at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital).
Dozens of very generous readers have already stepped up to the plate and brought in many great gifts that will make great presents for children who have to spend their holiday in the hospital this year.
For the second consecutive year, The Queens Courier has partnered with the hospital to make the holiday season a little brighter for its patients. We will still be collecting NEW and UNWRAPPED gifts at our office through Monday, December 13, and then we will load up all the gifts and deliver them to the kids before Christmas.
Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers the highest quality adolescent, pediatric and children’s health care services to screen, diagnose and treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses. Its mission is to offer the best pediatric and children’s health care services in a safe, comfortable, and stress free environment for your child.
While the medical center serves children and adolescents of all ages, gifts for infants and newborns and teenagers are the most-needed this year. Check the more thorough list of gift ideas below.
We know that economic times remain difficult for many borough residents, 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.