UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island leaders are joining forces to make sure no child goes without a gift this holiday season.Driver Charged After 15-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By School Bus In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run
Organizers say they are slightly behind their regular collection schedule, so Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder has a message for anyone listening.READ MORE: Children Embrace The Lessons Of Dr. Martin Luther King: 'A Very Special Man Who Wanted To Change The World'
“Get off your couch Sunday morning and drop off a gift here. It’s gonna go to some needy kid around the country that deserves a toy on Christmas morning to put a smile on that kid’s face and show ’em that we do care,” he said.MORE NEWS: Experts Say 'Blue Monday' Is A Good Reminder To Reach Out To Those Who May Be In Need Of Emotional Support
They will collect toys from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday for children 12 and under.