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Local toy drive nets over 600 gifts for children


TROY, N.Y. -- The annual Carbone Auto Group Employee Toy Drive has resulted in the collection of over 600 gifts.

The following non-profit organizations will receive the gifts for distribution:

  • The House of the Good Shepherd
  • The Resource Center for Independent Living
  • Upstate Cerebral Palsy
  • The Family Nurturing Center's Evelyn's House
  • The ARC of Oneida and Lewis Counties
  • The Thea Bowman House
  • The Johnson Park Center (JCTOD) in Utica

In addition, two families who receive services through the Utica Municipal Housing Authority will be sent much needed home supplies as well as Christmas gifts for their children.

Toy donations are also being made to similar programs in Bennington, Vermont. The program, called ‘Helping Hands,' is organized by the Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington and BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont.

The auto group is also supporting Toys for Tots in both the Bennington and Capital District areas with a total monetary donation of $14,000.

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