“Imagining the personality and quirks of the child destined to receive a gift is also a theme of the annual toy drive benefiting Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. It has taken place on the second Saturday of December for 36 years, thanks to Don Costello, a retired lieutenant commander with the New York Police Department.
His inspiration came in 1982 after he responded to a home robbery shortly before Christmas. All of the gifts that a father had bought for his children had been stolen.”
CCBQ was recently featured in The New York Times, click here to read more about how CCBQ and Don Costello worked together to help families in need this Christmas.
To learn more about Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and The New York Times Neediest Cases Campaign, click here.