With Christmas music serenading the Greenville ‘elves’, the stage was set for the Christmas party revelers on December 22nd, which meant, the proscenium stage was covered from end-to-end with toys arranged in age order, to make it easier when duty called for toy distribution.
‘Santa’ Kenny (Uko, who heads the Greenville Branch) served as Master of Ceremonies.
Since 2010, the Greenville Branch Library has been serving the community by holding a Christmas Toy Giveaway, making sure that no child, regardless of the family’s economic disadvantage, has a Christmas with not one present. All parents/guardians have previously registered each child, to make sure there is something waiting, as well as to ensure the family’s need.
For Christmas 2014, over 100 children were served, with over 170 adults in attendance. The stage held over 200 presents, so there was enough joy to be spread around.
This year, the Marines’ Toys for Tots program donated 49 toys for the Greenville Christmas 2014 Toy Giveaway. However, it was the effort by P.S. 38, coordinated by Christine Ditrolio that really brought joy to a Jersey City child’s heart. P.S. 38 provided 152 presents for the children!
The Greenville ‘elves’ included Assistant Branch Head Ellen Rice (who came to help while on vacation) and the Greenville Branch Team, as well as Literacy Program Coordinator Darnelle Richardson and Public Information Officer Michele Dupey, who took photographs.
And… A great time was had by all!