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Staten Island Non-Profit Provides Holiday Gifts For Sandy Victims

Many Victims Are Still Rebuilding And Don't Have Money For Any Extras
Toys on the shelves of "Where To Turn", a Staten Island non-profit designed to help Sandy victims find holiday gifts. (Credit Jim Smith WCBS 880)

Toys on the shelves of “Where To Turn”, a Staten Island non-profit designed to help Sandy victims find holiday gifts. (Credit Jim Smith WCBS 880)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A non-profit organization has opened a charity store on Staten Island that will spend the season providing gifts to Superstorm Sandy victims.

Christmas 2012, was tough for Sandy victims like Tracy Killen, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.

“Horrible. There was no Christmas,” she said.

Killen was all smiles on Saturday, as she walked out of the “Where To Turn” store with her arms full of toys, on Saturday.

More than a year after Sandy there is still a need for services like “Where To Turn”, Executive Director Dennis McKeon said.

“There’s a lot of people out there. You know, even the ones that are moving along and rebuilding. They don’t have the money for the extras. And the kids shouldn’t miss out on Christmas,” McKeon said.

To hit the group’s goal of 15,000 toys for families like Tracy’s, McKeon said that they will need more donations.

“We’re gonna make Christmas better than it was before,” he said.

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