Make A Child Smile Toy And Food Drive


shutterstock_310076048Members of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce are joining with Police District Liaison Detective Anthony Guzzello to collect toys and food for children in Port Washington. The program, in its 17th year, is called Make A Child Smile. The children who will receive the donations live in our community. Detective Guzzello, who created this Port Washington holiday tradition, said, “The joy you receive from knowing your donation can ‘make a child smile’ will make your own holidays so much more meaningful and memorable.”

Port residents and businesses are being asked for donations of non­perishable food and new, unwrapped toys to be brought to any of the participating Chamber of Commerce members listed below. If anyone prefers to make a monetary donation, the check should be made payable to the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce Toy Fund and brought to any of the same locations or mailed to: Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 121, Port Washington, NY 11050. Monetary donations will be used to purchase gift cards and toys at stores in town. The collection runs through Monday, Dec. 19.

Chamber copresidents Warren Schein and Mitch Schwartz hope the community will support this holiday drive in the same generous spirit that has been shown in the past. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 516-883-6566 or email Donations can be brought to any of the following Chamber of Commerce members:

• Alper’s Hardware, 81 Main St.
• Angelo’s Hair Salon, 132 Shore Rd.
• Anthony’s World of Floors, 49 Manorhaven Blvd.
• Attelia Baby, 184 Main St.
• Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace, 293 Main St.
• Aythan’s Shish Kebab, 283 Main St.
• Bach to Rock, 1015 Port Washington Blvd.
• Bluetique, 25 Main St.
• Carnel’s Printing, 22 Main St.
• Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 350 Main St.
• Delux Transportation, 62 Main St.—rear entrance
• Dance Arts Centre, 1019 Port Washington Blvd.
• Diane’s Place, 191 Main St.
• Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 475 Port Washington Blvd.
• S.F. Falconer Florist, 8 S. Maryland Ave.
• The Folan Agency, 378 Port Washington Blvd.
• Gold Coast Family Dental, 2 Cow Neck Rd.
• Happy Montessori School, 40 Pleasant Ave.
• Harding Agency, 404 Main St.
• Healthy Kids Pediatrics, 211 Main St.
• Le Bleu Bird Café, 170 Main St.
• Little Smiles of Port Washington, 308 Main St.
• Minuteman Press, 437 Port Washington Blvd.
• Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, 329 Main St.
• Port Washington Family Skating Center, 70 Seaview Blvd.
• Shields Bros., 267 Main St.
• Sylvan Learning Center, 23 Main St.
• Village of Manorhaven, 33 Manorhaven Blvd. (toys only, ends Dec. 9)
• Wright Music, 5 Main St.

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