Spreading Holiday Magic

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Members of the fourth- and fifth-grade student council at Barnum Woods Elementary School collected more than 100 toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program.
    
Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys every year from October through December to provide holiday gifts to less fortunate children in the community.
    
From Nov. 30 to Dec. 14, the student council accepted donations from students, teachers, administrators and other school community members. Council members displayed posters, sang jingles on the morning announcements and visited classrooms throughout the two-week drive, stressing the importance of giving back and helping others.
    
On Dec. 19, Staff Sergeant J.D. Quinton and Sergeants Eliezer Gomez and Carlos Hernandez collected seven boxes of new toys from the school to help local families in Nassau County. Staff Sgt. Quinton thanked the students for their generosity and for helping families this holiday season.