Astorino ‘special guest’ at GOP Toys for Tots event in the Bronx

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and other “special guests” will join state Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox at a toy drive with the Marine Corps in the Bronx on Monday. The event continues a string of appearances for Astorino outside of Westchester as he considers whether to run for governor in 2014.

Here’s the party’s announcement:

New York, NY… Today the New York State Republican Party and NYGOP Chair Ed Cox announced “Christmas in the Bronx,” a joint toy drive with the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, to benefit children between the ages of one and nine:

On Monday, December 16th, the New York State Republican Party and the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program will host “Christmas in the Bronx,” with Special Guests Senator Ruben Diaz, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Rafael Salamanca, Bronx GOP Chair John Greaney and other elected officials.

The State Republican Party, through the support of our sponsors Republican National Committeewoman Jennifer Saul Rich, HEALTHEC, Juan Sabater, Peter and Cecilia Lau, and NYGOP Chair Ed Cox, will be giving away over 2,000 toys to children between the ages of one and nine.

Details are as follows:

What: New York State Republican Party and the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program co-host “Christmas in the Bronx”

Who: NYGOP Chair Ed Cox, Senator Ruben Diaz, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Rafael Salamanca, Republican National Committeewoman Jennifer Saul Rich, Bronx GOP Chair John Greaney and other elected officials

When: Monday, December 16th at 4:00PM

Where: IS 216, Rafael Hernandez School, 977 Fox Street, Bronx, NY 10459

If you would like to attend with your child, please RSVP to Ore Jacinto via email: OJacinto@NYGOP.org

A number of other toy drives and charity programs are taking place around the state:

Erie County Republican Committee:

The Erie County Republican Committee will be collecting toys for the Response to Love Center (located at 130 Kosciuszko Street in Buffalo NY 14212). Toys can be dropped off at ECGOP Headquarters located at 715 Main Street during business hours – Monday-Friday 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Latino National Republican Coalition of Nassau:

The LNRC of Nassau County has paired with Semper4Veterans to assist 9-1-1 Veterans in distributing Christmas Turkey Dinners to Veterans in Nassau County on Saturday, December 21, 2013. The LNRC will also be giving away toys with the Christmas dinners.

Latino National Republican Coalition of Queens:

The Queens LNRC will be holding a toy dive with Karaoke for a cause on December 18th at the OTB Lounge in Queens (87-08 Astoria Blvd East Elmhurst NY 11369) from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Nassau County Executive Office of Minority Affairs:

Toys may be dropped off at the First Spanish Baptist Church of Hempstead, or the Iglesia de Dios – 260 Old Country Rd. Hicksville, New York, NY any time.

Oswego County Republican Committee:

The Oswego GOP will be collecting toys at their Annual Holiday party on December 12 at Arena’s Eis House in Mexico, NY from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Westchester County Republican Committee:

The Westchester GOP will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots at their Annual Holiday party on December 19th at 6pm at Westchester Manor, 140 Saw mill Rd, Hastings on the Hudson, NY.

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  1. Sounds like Bill is one of those ball boys who was hired to work on campaigns at taxpayer expense. Try getting a real job, Bill, like the rest of us taxpayers.