Two companies kicked in big donations to save the 6th annual "Sunshine's Toy Drive" at the Dix Hill's Fire Department.
S & D Transfer of Cranbury, New Jersey and Valrico Ventures of Nederland, Texas each donated $10,000 which helped save the toy drive after setbacks from Hurricane Sandy.
Valrico Ventures got word of the toy drive via Huntington Manor Fire Commissioner Mike Pastore and passed the information on to their business partner S & D Transfer.
“Given the advent of Hurricane Sandy, the annual 'Sunshine’s Toy Drive' would not have been able to occur without the donations of these two companies,” said Town Councilwoman Susan Berland.
“It was an honor to present Cindy Perez of Valrico Ventures and Ed McLaughlin of S & D Transfer with official proclamations from the Town of Huntington. Their charitable donation ensured a happy holiday season for families affected by Hurricane Sandy. I thank Victoria, Hope and Mike Plumitallo for sponsoring this Toy Drive year after year.”
“I thank Cindy Perez, VP of Valrico Ventures, Vyki Alleman, Ed McLaughlin, Owner S&D Transfer, Dave Tarvick, and Michael Duffy, Esq., for their generous donations to ‘Sunshine’s Toy Drive.’ Their kindness will enable many families affected by Superstorm Sandy to celebrate the holiday season,” Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern said.
“Victoria Plumitallo started ‘Sunshine’s Toy Drive’ when she was still in elementary school and her thoughtfulness and dedication made today’s events possible. I congratulate her and her family for their incredible efforts to spread sunshine this year and every year.”
Holiday Schedule Advisories
Town Hall will be closed on Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 25 (Christmas Day).
Trash pickup will run on Monday, Dec. 24, but not on Tuesday, Dec. 25.
The pick up schedule after the holiday has moved back one day for the entire week:
- Residents with Tuesday trash pick-up routes will be collected on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
- Bottles and cans recycling will be done on Thursday, Dec. 27 for all residents.
- Residents with Thursday trash pick-up routes will be collected on Friday, Dec. 28.
- Residents with Friday garbage routes will be collected on Saturday, Dec. 29.
Trash and recycling collection can begin as early as 6 a.m., so please put these items out before this time.