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St. Mary’s Hospital in Bayside receives hundreds of donations from annual toy drive

East Coast Car Association donated hundreds of toys to St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children. (Photo courtesy of St. Mary's)

Last week, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children received hundreds of toys ahead of the holiday season as part of an annual giving event hosted by the East Coast Car Association.

The organization’s toy run returned on Sunday, Nov. 14, to benefit patients at the Bayside-based hospital. The East Coast Car Association also donated a $6,000 check for St. Mary’s program and facility costs.

East Coast Car Association donated hundreds of toys to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. (Photo courtesy of St. Mary’s)

“Thank you to East Coast Cars for their continued generosity,” said Hugh Kelly, director of major gifts at St. Mary’s. “This annual event brings so much joy and we’re grateful for their support in ensuring the holidays are special for the kids at St. Mary’s.”

Since the organization’s inception in 1999, it has raised over $200,000 to benefit St. Mary’s, the only provider of pediatric long-term and rehabilitative care in the region.

According to its website, the East Coast Car Association also attends parades, street fairs and special events to help residents in other Queens neighborhoods.

East Coast Car Association donated hundreds of toys to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. (Photo courtesy of St. Mary’s)

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