Harlem, New York — December 21st, 2020 — Friends of Public School Harlem partnered with The Migdol Organization, the Marine Toys 4 Tots Program, and NYPD’s 32nd Precinct on Friday, December 18th to give out toys to Harlem’s children this holiday season. The event, which was rescheduled due to a nor’easter, took place outside on the snow-dusted walkway in front of The Kennedy Center. Despite the elements, residents showed up in large numbers to bring children to the event and help make their holidays that much brighter.
The event is part of a more than 15-year tradition of members of The Migdol Organization and FPSH participating in community giving tied to the winter holidays. The NYPD helped to organize and run the event. Toys were donated by FPSH and the Marine Toys 4 Tots program. Toys 4 Tots works to help bring the joy of the holidays and a message of hope to children across America. It generously collects new unwrapped toys for distribution at sponsored events throughout the country.
FPSH President and Founder Jerry Migdol was in attendance along with FPSH Board Members Sheri Perl Migdol and Korey Wise of “The Exonerated Five”. District Leader Keith Lilly and many members of NYPD’s 32nd Precinct were also on hand to distribute gifts and serve the community.
“We’re grateful to be able to continue our tradition of giving back to the community during the Holidays, especially in a year that has been so difficult for so many,” said Sheri Perl Migdol. “We hope this can bring some light and happiness to children and families across Harlem.”
The event is one of many toy drives organized by FPSH this holiday season. The organization is holding another gift giveaway in partnership with the FDNY on Wednesday, December 23rd at 2:00 pm on Lexington Ave between 130th and 131st Streets.
About the Organization
Founded by President Jerry Migdol, Friends of Public School Harlem is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to support Harlem’s public schools and students. The organization has donated more than $900,000 in supplies in support of this mission and has directly impacted more than 30,000 Harlem residents. The organization also regularly holds events to support the Harlem community, including holiday get-togethers, toy drives, grocery giveaways, and Covid-19 safety distributions.
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