SENATOR GREG BALL ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO DONATE A TOY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Senator Greg Ball stands with Toys For Tots volunteer Al Laughlin (L),  and two Marines at the        Toys For Tots collection table at the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party.

Brewster, N.Y. – (12/19/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) visited the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party where volunteers with Toys For Tots were collecting gifts for underprivileged children. Ball said he encourages everyone to take the time to donate a toy this holiday season.

“In these tough economic times, charities like Toys For Tots are helping to keep the magic of the holidays alive for the children in our communities,” Ball said. “The holidays are ultimately about giving and it’s a great feeling to know that your gift put a smile on a young child’s face.”

Toys For Tots volunteer and former Marine Al Laughlin said he’s been collecting toys for the past 6 years, and he added that each year the collections grow larger and larger.

“I have 26 boxes around town in banks and stores,” Laughlin said. “I’ve collected over 2,000 toys this year in Yorktown alone.”

For a list of Toys For Tots drop-off locations please visit: http://mahopac-ny.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/donate-toys.asp.

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Brittany Oat: (845) 200-9716.

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About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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