6 JANUARY 13, 2022 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
Corona councilman organizes
Three Kings Day toy distribution
event at local schools in district
BY BILL PARRY
With schoolchildren across
his district coping with
renewed anxiety caused
by the COVID-19 pandemic resurgence,
Councilman Francisco Moya
marked Three Kings Day with a special
toy drop-off at several schools
in Corona and East Elmhurst.
In a partnership with the New
York City Council of Carpenters,
Queens Center Mall and Spectrum,
Moya joined volunteers on Thursday,
Jan. 6, to distribute more than
200 toys to students at P.S. 28, P.S.
307 Pioneer Academy, P.S./I.S. 127
and P.S. 110 The Tiffany School,
which hosted a special Three Kings
“With COVID-19 cases on the rise,
we didn’t want to lose the tradition
of bringing the joy of Three Kings
Day to students in the district,”
Moya said. ‘We know this is a
special day for the families in our
community and we wanted to make
sure that we could do our part in a
Three Kings Day is considered
the end of Christmas celebrations,
representing the day the Three
Wise Men gave gifts to Jesus Christ.
Moya thanked his partners for helping
make the toy distribution possible
and “bringing out more smiles
students during a challenging time”
in neighborhoods that were most
impacted during the height of the
“Now more than ever, our union
understands the importance of
uplifting our communities this holiday
season,” NYC District Council
of Carpenters Executive Secretary-
Treasurer Joseph Geiger said. “I’m
humbled by the hard work of our
members and their commitment
to lending a hand to neighbors in
need. We wish everyone a healthy
and joyful 2022.”
This was the latest in a series
of toy distributions Moya hosted
throughout the season to bring
some holiday cheer to families as
they combat COVID-19.
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