Collection drive to support birthday parties for homeless children

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announced a collection drive to support birthday parties for homeless children on Long Island.  Donations collected May 3st through May 31st will support the charitable efforts of Birthday Wishes of Long Island, a not-for-profit organization located in Hicksville.  Through the efforts of volunteers and donations, the organization provides birthday parties to over 1,250 homeless children each year, including gifts, homemade cupcakes, goody bags, activities and crafts.

Following donations are sought: New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages;  Batteries of all sizes; and wrapping paper

For those who wish to donate to Birthday Wishes of Long Island, collection boxes can be found in the following Town facilities: Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay; Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa; and Ice Skating Center at Bethpage Community Park, 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage

For more information about the Birthday Wishes of Long Island collection drive, please contact Esther Alter at (516) 624-6380 or visit

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