First Vietnam, now Rockland: VVA gives out toys to needy kids
The adults we met in Vietnam thanked us profusely for the donations of life-saving medical devices, vitamins, clothing and school supplies our group collected and distributed to orphanages, schools and villages last month, but of course it was the gifts of Beanie Babies, yo-yos, volleyballs and other toys that brought joy to children everywhere we went.
Hoping to bring some smiles to local faces this month, Debby Roland-Frank (left) of Congers and other friends and members of the Rockland County chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America will give out toys and host a Christmas party on Dec. 13 for underprivileged children at the Rainbow Connection Child Care Learning Center in Nanuet, NY.
VVA Chapter 333 will supply snacks and drinks for the party, where members will hand out about $1,000 worth of donated toys for children whose parents make a combined income below $15,000.
Last holiday season, VVA333 members gave gifts to more than 80 kids at the annual event, along with 120 families in Haverstraw.
Anyone interested in helping out or getting more information can leave a message for VVA member Howard Goldin at (845) 371-7605.