Students, parents, faculty and staff generously responded to the Catholic Club Toy Drive at St. Dominic College Preparatory High School with hundreds of gifts. The drive was held from Nov. 12 through Nov. 20. The school had more than 250 students participate in the event. All new toys and numerous gift cards were sent to Dawn Leat of St. Dominic’s Parish Social Ministry for delivery.
Some will benefit local families, many of whom have toddlers and young children to provide for. Some will go to the community in Island Park, which even now is struggling to rebuild from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Other gifts will be shared with an organization that assists those with mental retardation.
Richard Garrett of the development office supported the effort and galvanized the baseball team to pitch in. Club moderators Eileen McMahon and William Wrensen said they are grateful and delighted with the campaign’s results.