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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York invites all fellow nationals and friends of Saint Lucia to participate in its first annual Diaspora Toy Drive to benefit underprivileged children on the island, by donating new, unwrapped toys to its drop-off location in Brooklyn.
Games and toys for all age groups are welcomed. Those wishing to contribute are encouraged to bring their donations to the Saint Lucia House, located at 438 East 49th Street (between Church and Snyder Avenues), on Saturday, November 18, 2017, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
The consulate asks the Saint Lucian community to be as generous as possible as it seeks to brighten the holidays for needy families back home, and to make the theme of this year’s drive, “One Toy Equals One Smile,” a reality.
The consulate also wishes to express its gratitude to all those who have thus far contributed towards this effort, which continues through November 27, 2017. Three barrels of toys have already been shipped to the National Community Foundation (NCF) in Saint Lucia for distribution.
For those living or working in Manhattan, additional donations are being accepted at the consulate. They can be dropped off in person, or mailed to the following address:
Consulate General of Saint Lucia
800 Second Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10017
For more information regarding the Diaspora Toy Drive, please contact the consulate at 212.697.9360, ext. 203, or via e-mail at [email protected]