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Astoria Car Club and NYPD Host Annual Toy Run for Children served by SCO Family of Services

December 20, 2023 / SCO News

 The annual event provides SCO’s families and children with the chance to see a variety of cars and receive toys to start off the holidays.

 QUEENS, NEW YORK (December 20, 2023) — The Astoria Car Club teamed up with the NYPD Community Affairs Queens Outreach Division to kick off the holiday season with their annual Toy Run to benefit the children and families served by SCO Family of Services, one of the region’s largest providers of essential human services.

A little rain could not dampen the spirits of excited children and families who gathered at the Bay Terrace Mall parking garage in Queens on December 10th to receive holiday toys and get a chance to meet Santa!

The festive holiday event included a car show with souped-up and unique cars on display, many decked out with holiday trimmings. Kids even got to hop in a one-of-a-kind model that was showcased.

DJ FIRERIBZ got the party started with holiday tunes, and hot chocolate was served to help set the mood. King Souvlaki generously donated food for all the kids. Santa Claus greeted and posed for photos with every child, and youth in SCO’s mentorship programs escorted children through the myriad of toys to find the perfect one. In total, over six hundred toys were distributed.

The toy run began in 2015, with the goal of helping families who may be facing tough times and in need of support. Anthony Primiani, the event’s founder and a member of the Astoria Car Club, and his wife, Elena Scarlelli, worked with SCO to combine their love of cars with their desire to help local communities.

SCO extends its gratitude to Anthony Primiani, Elena Scarlelli, the Astoria Car Club, and the NYPD Community Affairs Queens Outreach Division for their generous support, as well as DJ FIRERIBZ and King Souvlaki for helping make the event such a success.

About SCO Family of Services
SCO Family of Services helps New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. We get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs. SCO has played a vital role delivering human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island for over 125 years. For more information, please visit www.sco.org.

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