Bronx Zoo to Launch Bronx Borough President’s Holiday Toy Drive To Benefit Military Families

Bronx Zoo to Launch Bronx Borough President’s Holiday Toy DriveTo Benefit Military Families
WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr.,and Schoolchildren from PS 205 to Kick-Off Annual Toy Drive onFriday, November 15 at 10am
Toys Collected From Friday, Nov. 15 – Tuesday, Dec. 31at all Five WCS Wildlife Parks in NYC
Bronx, NY – November 12, 2019 –– On Friday, November 15 at 10am, the Bronx Zoo will host the kick-off of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s annual holiday toy drive to benefit Bronx military families.
In honor of Veteran’s Day week and the start of the holiday season, schoolchildren from PS 205 will be on hand to donate the first toys of the year. Members of the media are invited to cover the event.
The partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Borough President on the toy drive is an annual tradition that spans more than a decade. The Bronx Zoo will serve as a collection point for new, unwrapped toys donated by members of the community. Toys will be collected through December 31 and will be distributed by the Borough President’s office to local veterans and active-duty members of the military and their families. Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. will participate in the launch event.
In appreciation for their generosity, those who make a qualifying donation of a new, unwrapped toy at any of WCS’s wildlife will receive a free ticket to the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium.
Toys will be collected at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo. Toys and supplies donated at the Prospect Park Zoo and New York Aquarium will receive a ticket to the New York Aquarium. All others will receive a ticket to the Bronx Zoo.
Visit for more information about how to donate. Who:     Rubén Díaz, Jr., Bronx Borough PresidentWCS/Bronx Zoo OfficialsSchool children from PS 205 What:   Kick-off event/photo-op for the Bronx Borough President’s Annual Toy Drive                  Where: WCS’s Bronx ZooZoo Center Building                   When:   Friday, November 15, 201910:00 am – 11:00 am
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