STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. by Jodie Bonhometr (Staten Island Advance) -- Staten Island Girl Scouts Troops 5521, 5102, 5523, 5110, 5529, and 5422 all participated in a socially distant toy drive.
Girl Scout troops from Staten Island and members of the community donated their toys at one designated troop site. Since the box was located on the curb, individuals donated the toys in a contactless form. One individual from each troop delivered the toys to the central donation site.
The troops collected toys that were delivered to children at P.S.124 located in Brooklyn.
All of the toys collected by Staten Island’s Girl Scout Troops toys were given to the nonprofit Amanda Donates who hosted its first official Winter Wonderland. Through Amanda Donates Winter Wonderland, the toys were given to children at P.S. 124.
Overall the Girl Scouts collected approximately 75 toys.
Toni Morisette, who runs the Global GS Action Committee, also donated.
Olivia Miglorisi who participated in the toy drive is an eight-year-old Girl Scout Brownie part of the Staten Island Girl Scout troop 5422. When asked about the toy drive, said, ”I felt very proud about the toy drive. Seeing the boxes fill up and toys around it was my favorite part.”