Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Birch Elementary School in Merrick to thank students and staff for once again participating in his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.
“Extend the Holidays” is an annual toy drive that Senator Fuschillo organizes for the benefit of children in Winthrop Hospital’s Pediatric Center. The new, unwrapped toys collected by Birch Elementary School will be delivered to the hospital after New Year’s Day so that children can experience the joys of receiving a new toy after the holiday season and throughout the year.
“I thank Birch’s students and staff for participating in this program and doing a wonderful job once again. Their hard work and generosity will bring smiles to the faces of many children in Winthrop Hospital,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Fuschillo (back row left center) is pictured with Principal Kerri Schlissel, Student Council Advisors Chris Hoisik and Stacie Morenberg, and members of the Birch Student Council.