Port Chamber announces 20th “Make a Child Smile” Toy & Food Drive

Members of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce are joining with Police District Liaison Detective Anthony Guzzello to collect toys and food for children in Port Washington. The program, in its twentieth year, is called “Make a Child Smile.”

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

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 from Saturday, Nov. 16 through Monday, Dec. 16.

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.

AR Workshop, 273 Main Street

Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace, 293 Main St.

Ayhan’s Shish Kebab, 283 Main Street

Bach to Rock, 1015 Port Washington Blvd.

Bluetique, 25 Main Street

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.

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

Happy Montessori School, 40 Pleasant Ave.

Healthy Kids Pediatrics, 211 Main St.

Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, 329 Main St.

Port Washington Federal Credit Union, 157 Main St.

Shields Hardware & Plumbing, 267 Main St.

Wharf Sports, 403 Main Street Suite 1

Submitted by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.

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