Thank you again to all our readers who showed up at Metro’s first-ever holiday charity party, held Tuesday night at Copia
restaurant/bar in Midtown, and gave toys. Some were lucky enough to win prizes like tickets to Radio City Music Hall and a football autographed by the Jets football team.
We gave away over 100 toys to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots on Tuesday night — but that was only a small portion of what we’ve raised.
There is only one day left to buy a toy and have it shipped to Metro’s office. The U.S. Marines who run Toys for Tots are coming to our office tomorrow to pick up the toys.
If the gift you ordered arrives after Friday, don’t worry: Metro will give any remaining toys that arrive after Dec. 17 to New York Cares holiday dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
“Thank you so much for doing this,” said Metro reader Melonie Frances. “In New York, a lot of people have money and not enough people do things from the bottom of their hearts.”
Toy store owner shares merchandise with kids
Upper East Side resident Benjamin Kline owns online toy store TenaciousToys.com and when he read about Metro’s toy drive, he wanted to help.
Kline donated 35 terry-cloth plush toys to Metro Magic. Designed by artist Goran Lelas and originally sold at the Museum of Modern Art, as well as at New York Comic Con, the toys have a $700 value.
“I was reading Metro and I knew instantly I could help out,” said Kline.