On Saturday, December 12, The Office of Bronx Borough President, The Bronx Zoo, Roadway Moving/Veteran Movers, The Bronx Borough President’s Veterans Advisory Council, and The Bronx VA Medical Center hosted their annual holiday toy drive to benefit Bronx military families.

Deputy Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden was joined by members of The New York Army National Guard, Steven Bailey from Roadway Moving, and Veterans Advisory Council members to distribute hundreds of toys and personal protective equipment to Bronx Military families. The toys were provided by Roadway Moving/Veteran Movers, The Bronx Zoo, and The Bronx VA Medical Center.

The toy drive, which is an annual tradition that spans more than a decade, featured a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus for photo opportunities. After selecting toys, the families were able to enjoy the Zoo, free of charge, for the duration of the day.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of challenges for Bronx families this year,” said Deputy Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden. “Our office is thrilled that despite the pandemic we were able to continue our tradition in a safe way and partner with The Bronx Zoo, Roadway Moving, The Bronx VA Medical Center, and our Veterans Advisory Council on this amazing annual event. This is a great way we can give back to veterans and their families, and thank them for their service to the country during the holiday season.”

You can find photos and video of the event here: https://bit.ly/3gL1jjm.