Borough President Diaz Distributes Toys to Veterans’ Families at Bronx Zoo


Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Wildlife Conservation Society Bronx Zoo to distribute toys to 200 local Bronx military families in need of support this holiday season.

This event has become an annual tradition in The Bronx, with the partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Borough President’s Office going into its eighth year. The Bronx Zoo serves as a collection point for new, unwrapped toys donated by members of the community for distribution to families of veterans and active duty members of the military.

“We are honored to partner with Borough President Diaz on what has now become a holiday tradition. We are so fortunate to have these brave men and women serve our nation. It is our privileged to provide a bit of holiday cheer for their families,” said John F. Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President, Public Affairs.

As a holiday treat for those in attendance, Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand for photo opportunities and to help give away the toys.

“I am always thrilled to partner with the Wildlife Conservation Society on this amazing annual event. This is a great way we can give back to veterans and their families during the holidays,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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