On Friday, November 15, the Bronx Zoo hosted the kick-off of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s annual holiday toy drive to benefit Bronx military families.
Borough President Diaz Jr. was joined by schoolchildren from PS 205, who donated the first toys of the year.
The toy drive partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Borough President 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.
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 BronxZoo.com for more information about how to donate.