Members of the Mahwah PBA 143 are asking residents to donate new, unwrapped toys to the PBA Toy Drive, an annual charity event that benefits local kids.
The donations go to “Military Families, Sanzari's Children's Hospital, Tomorrow's Children, Hackensack University Pediatric Center, Bergen County Head Start, Westside Infant and Teen Center, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and New Hope,” Mahwah PBA President Gerry Falotico said.
According to Falotico, the PBA was looking for local toy collection agencies to help when the group found this organization last year. “The Closter Police Department and more specifically P.O. Don Nicole has been running this program for more than twenty years. When we found out how many other PBA Locals from Bergen County were involved, we wanted to jump on board,” he said.
In addition to a collection box at the police station on Franklin Turnpike, the PBA president said residents can look for PBA Toy Drive boxes at the following locations throughout Mahwah:
1) Fran's Hallmark, 119 Franklin Tpke
2) UPS Store, 115 Franklin Tpke.
3) Mahwah Deli, 11 Miller Rd.
4) Valero Route 17 North
5) Valero Route 17 South
6) Mason Jar, 219 Ramapo Valley Rd.
7) Sonny & Tony's Pizza, 400 Ridge Rd.
8) Seiko Corporation, 1111 Macarthur Blvd.
9) Nuance Communications, 1111 Macarthur Blvd.
10) Ramapo College Gym, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd.
11) 7 Eleven, 19 Franklin Tpke.
12) 7 Eleven, 360 Ridge Rd.
13) Dunkin Donuts, 115 Franklin Tpke.
14) Dunkin Donuts, 1001 Macarthur Blvd.
15) Dunkin Donuts, 130 Route 17 South
16) Esposito's Pizza, 425 Forest Rd.
17) Kingsbridge Diner, 44 Franklin Tpke.
18) CVS, 45 Franklin Tpke.
19) Wilkes Deli, 276 Forest Rd.
20) Bagel Express, Franklin Tpke.
21) New York Sports Club, 10 Edison Road.
22) Nonnas Pizza, 11 Franklin Tpke.
23) State Line Diner, 375 Route 17 North
24) Liberty Hyundai, 305 Route 17 North
25) Citgo Station, 48 Franklin Tpke.
26) Mahwah Bar & Grill, 2 Island Road
27) A&P Supermarket, 117 Franklin Tpke.
28) Quik Mart, 190 Franklin Tpke.
29) Jewelery by Allen Joseph, 180 Franklin Tpke.
30) Scherers Liquors, 117 Franklin Tpke
Falotico said boxes donations can be made through Sunday, December 18.
“Because of the current economic conditions more people and children are in need this year than before, please consider donating a new unwrapped toy to assist our drive,” he asked residents this week.