‘Make a child smile’ holiday toy and food drive in Port

Members of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce are joining with Port Police District Liaison Detective Anthony Guzzello to collect toys and food for children in Port Washington. The program, in its 19th year, is called “Make A Child Smile.” The children who will receive the donations live in our community.

“The joy you receive from knowing your donation can ‘make a child smile’ will make your own holidays so much more meaningful and memorable,” said Guzzello, who created this Port Washington holiday tradition.

Port’s residents and businesses are being asked for donations of non-perishable 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, P.O. Box 121, Port Washington, NY 11050. Monetary donations will be used to purchase gift cards and toys at stores in town. The collection will run through Monday, Dec. 17.

Chamber President Mitch Schwartz hopes our 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 883-6566 or email [email protected]. Donations can be brought to any of the following Chamber of Commerce members:

3V Dental Associates, 91 Main St.

Alper’s Hardware, 81 Main St.

Anthony’s World of Floors, 49 Manorhaven Blvd.

Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace, 293 Main St.

Bach to Rock, 1015 Port Washington Blvd.

Bill’s Auto Repair, 1 Main St.

Bluetique, 25 Main St.

Campbell’s Carpet Service, 413 Main St.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 350 Main St.

Delux Transportation, 62B Main St.

Diane’s Place, 191 Main St.

Evolution Pilates, 2 Shore Rd.

S.F. Falconer Florist, 8 S. Maryland Ave.

The Folan Agency, 378 Port Washington Blvd.

Happy Montessori School, 40 Pleasant Ave.

Healthy Kids Pediatrics, 211 Main St.

Minuteman Press, 437 Port Washington Blvd.

Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, 329 Main St.

Port Washington Federal Credit Union, 157 Main St.

Port Washington Mailroom, 191 Main St.

Sherwin-Williams, 59 Shore Rd.

Shields Hardware & Plumbing, 267 Main St.

Sylvan Learning Center, 23 Main St.

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