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East Meadow Organization Collecting Gifts for Sandy Claus Toy Drive

The drive for Hurricane Sandy victims will take place on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.

Pocket Change to Make a Change, an East Meadow organization, will start collecting toys and items for its Sandy Claus Toy Drive, which will take place on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.

Residents are asked to donate new unwrapped toys for children of all ages, gift wrap, bags, tags and holiday cards.

The organizations would also like donations for adults such as: gift certificates (grocery stores, department stores, movie rental stores, toy stores, restaurants, gas stations, and movie theaters) Metro Cards, bowling passes, movie passes, certificates for tanning, manicures and hair cuts and passes for holiday and Broadway shows.

Pocket Change to Make a Change was started by East Meadow residents, Michael Gordon, Kathleen Bracker and Matthew Dosil in 2011. The organization has volunteered and raised money for natural disasters such as the 2011 tsunami in Japan, Hurricane Katrina and for hurricanes that have hit Florida.

If you are interested in donating supplies or volunteering at the Sandy Claus Toy Drive, contact Michael Gordon at (516) 965-8451 or email him at giveback@live.com.

David December 02, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Is this a Federally recognized charity that allows for tax deductble donations?
Pocket Change To Make a Change December 03, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Not as of yet David but we look to become one in the next few months. Everything that is donated goes right to people directly affected. If you would like to donate to us I would glad to write you a letter of items donated or can donate your goods to one of the church groups I am also helping and then get a letter from them. Thank You

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