30 THE QUEENS COURIER • HOLIDAY • DECEMBER 14, 2017 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
St. Michael’s Cemetery
72-02 Astoria Boulevard • East Elmhurst, NY 11370
Tel: 718.278.3240 • Fax: 718.278.2168
St. Michael’s renews last year’s
efforts to make the upcoming
Holiday Season joyful for needy children.
December 16th at 3P.M.
within All Souls Chapel, the United States Marines
will collect presents to be distributed
to children across the metro area.
YOUR AID IS NEEDED!
At this time of economic pain it is up to us
to make the Holidays a time of Joy for children.
Join us for
For further information contact Ed Horn
Friends and Families of St. Michael’s: Toys for Tots
Christmas will shortly reward us with the sights and sounds that enthrall children and families alike. It is always the time of year
that excites and reminds us of the joys of life. The Season is a joy that transforms the end of a year to the birth of a New Year.
So many are celebrating their ability give presents to love ones and children. Large gatherings share food and the exhilaration
of opening presents. There is the spirit of giving and sharing that engulfs us in warmth and security. We marvel at the tranquility
that life in America rewards us with.
Yet there are, as there has always been those to whom Christmas is a time of sadness. They do not have the means of
providing gifts to their children. Parents who cannot give a present to a child feel the dread of disappointment, sorrow and the
belief that they have failed their children.
Toys for Tots headed by the United States Marine Corp has defended these families for years. By collecting donated toys and
giving them to children in need they bring hope to families and smiles to those who had shattered hope. The Marines proudly
defend the nation at home and abroad. Toys for Tots define the Marine Corp dedication to the highest standards of what it
means to be an American!
On Saturday, December 16th at 3PM St. Michael’s will again host the Marines. Members of the Corp will be present to collect
donations of toys and money extending their thanks for families whose participation make their efforts in providing for children
in need successful. St. Michael’s invites the community to join with us. Please attend on Saturday, December 9th by bringing
donations and children to meet the Marines. Children are thrilled to be photographed with the Marines.