Senator Parker Helps Make Christmas A Happy Holiday For Local Children

Kevin S. Parker

December 19, 2008

Annual holiday toy give-away offered hundreds of toys for children in need

Brooklyn, NY – As part of an annual tradition, Senator Parker hosted his fifth toy give-away party to donate over 450 toys for children in need. This year with the help of Health Plus, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Forest City Ratner and Toys ‘R’ Us, the holiday season kicked off on a cheerful note.

"It’s the time of year to be giving, especially to our children," says Senator Parker. "Giving is the best part of Christmas. With our economy in trouble, many people will be struggling to buy gifts for their kids. These organizations came together and their contributions will make a huge difference for families in the 21st district who need a little extra help this year."

The lively event was a huge success, bringing joy and laughter to the children of Forever Young Day Care located in the East Flatbush section. Approximately 30 community based organizations and churches attended and collected toys. Guests were treated to holiday treats including egg nog, donuts, and cookies. After Santa Claus arrived, the children lined up to select a toy and to take individual pictures.

After the entertainment was finished and all of the toys were donated from the District office, the staff went happily back to work to execute the next major event, ‘A Shared Dream’, a tribute in word and song to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which will be held at Brooklyn College in January 2009. For more details, please contact Sonia Daly 718-629-6401.

About Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. Parker is committed to restoring the overall quality of life for the constituents of the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been a Flatbush resident for more than 30 years. Having been nurtured, schooled and employed in the district, Senator Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of this ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in several communities which include: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park.