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Updated : November 24 2015
- Published : November 5 2014

Tony’s Metro Magic collecting toys for kids in NYC, Boston, Philly

Please donate to the Metro Magic annual holiday toy drive during the 2015 holiday season.

Tony’s Metro Magic collecting toys for kids in NYC, Boston, Philly

Nicolaus Czarnecki, Metro


In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, Metro is once again launching Metro Magic, our annual toy drive for underprivileged children in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. 
This year marks the 6th anniversary of the toy drive, which was renamed in memory the man who oversaw the project for more than four years, Tony Metcalf, Metro's longest-running editor in chief. Mr. Metcalf passed away in 2013 from colon cancer at the age of 50.
Mr. Metcalf lit up every year as he saw the faces of children unwrap their holiday gifts. It is our goal to keep that magic alive. 
We are now asking readers to contribute what they can to Tony’s Metro Magic. 
Metro has created a wish list at the Target website that readers can access by going to and clicking on the Tony’s Metro Magic logo.
From there, just choose the toys you wish to donate, pay online using Target’s secure payment system, and your gifts, along with your name attached, will be delivered to Metro’s offices in each city.
So through the rest of November and December, both in print and online at, we will be reminding readers to donate.
This season, we hope you will remember the children who will spend the holidays in shelters or who may not have gifts to open. Even one small gift can make a big difference in a child's holiday season.

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