Santa got a bit of pre-flight assistance from Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R–Bay Ridge) when she distributed toys to local children. The goodies were collected by Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, the Dimitrious and Georgia Kaloidis Parochial School, and Salam Arabic Lutheran Church. The rep checked the list and checked it twice and found out none were naughty but all were nice.
The Standing O pal made stops to the Guild For Exceptional Children Early Childhood Education Center, the Lutheran Healthcare Magical Years Early Childhood Center, and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton.
Malliotakis was almost as excited as the kids.
“Our annual toy drive is an event I look forward to every year,” she said. “It’s truly heartwarming to not only see the joy in a child’s face, but also see the generosity of our local churches and community groups — as always, Bay Ridge has a lot to be proud of.”
This Standing O is for Assemblywman Malliotakis — Santa and Standing O appreciate the help.
Guild for Exceptional Children [260 68th St. at Third Avenue Bay Ridge, (718) 833–6633].