20 DECEMBER 31, 2020 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
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 in December.
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
Normally held at the Queens Public Library
branch in LeFrak City, the nonprofit hosted
the event in the Silver Spoon Diner this year
due to COVID-19 restrictions and the closure of
In addition to the giveaway, FSCDI honored Jim
Galloway, an Elmhurst community leader who
passed away earlier this year.
Galloway would often take children from
LeFrack City to Radio City Music Hall to see the
Rockettes and the Christmas celebration.
Dr. George Onuorah, the CEO of the nonprofit,
submitted a request to Community Board 4 to coname
57th Avenue after Galloway.
“The late Jim Galloway was a civic and
Photos by Robert Merola
community-minded leader whose love of children
distinguishes him and makes him an exceptional
leader worthy of any high honor, including conaming
57th Avenue as a way to memorialize his
name for posterity,” Onuorah said.
The 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