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Astoria Car Club Hosts its Annual Toy Drive for Children Served by SCO Family of Services

December 29, 2022 / 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 — The Astoria Car Club kicked off the holiday season earlier this month with its annual Astoria Car Club Toy Drive to benefit the children and families served by SCO Family of Services, one of the region’s largest providers of essential human services.

More than 300 excited children and families gathered outside the College Point Multiplex in Queens on December 4, 2022 for a festive holiday party and car show with 120 cars on display. After browsing and interacting with a wide variety of cars, the party started in earnest with music, treats, gift tables, an interactive video gaming truck, and loads of toys. Santa Claus and his elves greeted every child, took photos and helped the children choose the perfect toy. In total, over 900 toys were collected during the drive.

The toy drive began in 2015, with the goal of helping families who may be facing tough times and are 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 out local communities.

“We’re extremely pleased by this year’s turnout and all of the families we were able to help. That’s what the holidays are all about, helping one another,” remarked Anthony Primiani. “We continue to be extremely grateful for all of the support we have received from SCO and from the people who donated toys to put a smile on the faces of the children who showed up today.”

SCO extends it gratitude to Anthony Primiani, Elena Scarlelli, and the Astoria Car Club for their generous support, as well as the NYPD, Pozzuoli Pizza Party, and DJ Fire Ribz : King Klepto Sound for providing video games, food, and music respectively for the hundreds of guests.

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