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Local nonprofi t hosts toy giveaway in LeFrak City
BY QNS STAFF
In honor of the holidays and in remembrance
of a community activist, a local
nonprofi t hosted a toy giveaway in LeFrak
City earlier this month.
The Foundation for Sustainable
Community Development Initiative
(FSCDI) partnered with the Silver Spoon
Diner, LeFrak City Tenant Association
and a host of toy donors to give back to
the Elmhurst community during their
annual toy giveaway.
Normally held at the Queens Public
Library branch in LeFrak City, the nonprofi
t hosted the event in the Silver Spoon
Diner this year due to COVID-19 restrictions
and the closure of libraries.
In addition to the giveaway, FSCDI
honored Jim Galloway, an Elmhurst community
leader who passed away earlier
Galloway would oft en take children
from LeFrack City to Radio City Music
Hall to see the Rockettes
and the Christmas
CEO of the nonprofit,
a request to
4 to co-name 57th
Avenue aft er Galloway.
“The late Jim
Galloway was a civic
Photos by Robert Merola
love of children distinguishes him and
makes him an exceptional leader worthy
of any high honor, including co-naming
57th Avenue as a way to memorialize his
name for posterity,” Onuorah said.
Th e toy giveaway was supported by
donors including the Queens Center Mall,
City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Silver
Spoon Diner, the LeFrak City Tenant
Association and Schneps Media President
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