Make a Child Smile Toy and Food Drive

Detective Guzzello with Santa and some toys that were donated for "Make a Child Smile"

Contact: Bobbie Polay,


Members of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce are joining with Port Washington Police Detective Anthony Guzzello to collect toys and food for children in Port Washington. The program, in its twenty-first year, is called “Make A Child Smile.” The children who will receive the donations live in our community. Detective Guzzello, who created this Port Washington holiday tradition, says “The joy you receive from knowing your donation can ‘make a child smile’ will make your own holidays so much more meaningful and memorable.”

Port’s residents and businesses are being asked for donations of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys to be brought to any of the participating Chamber of Commerce members listed below. If anyone prefers to make a monetary donation, the check should be made payable to the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce Toy Fund and brought to any of the same locations or mailed to: Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 121, Port Washington, NY 11050. Monetary donations will be used to purchase gift cards and toys at stores in town. The collection will run from Friday, November 26 through Thursday, December 16.

Chamber president Debbie Greco hopes our community will support this holiday drive in the same generous spirit that has been shown in the past. For more information, email the Chamber of Commerce office at: Donations can be brought to any of the following Chamber of Commerce members:

3V Dental Associates, 91 Main St.
Alper’s Hardware, 81 Main St.
Anthony’s World of Floors, 49 Manorhaven Blvd.
Ayhan’s Mediterranean Market, 293 Main St.
Ayhan’s Shish Kebab, 283 Main St.
Bach to Rock, 1015 Port Washington Blvd.
Bluetique, 25 Main St.
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 350 Main St.
Delux Transportation, 62B Main St.
Diane’s Place, 191 Main St.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 475 Port Washington Blvd.
Evolution Pilates, 2 Shore Rd.
S.F. Falconer Florist, 8 S. Maryland Ave.
Flatiron Pediatrics, 14 Vanderventer Ave. Suite 210
Happy Montessori School, 40 Pleasant Ave.
Healthy Kids Pediatrics, 211 Main St.
Krystal Blue Boutique, 403 Main St. #3
Mathnasium, 938 Port Washington Blvd.
Port Salt Cave, 403 Main St. #3
Port Washington Federal Credit Union, 157 Main St.
The Cooking Lab, 160 Main St.
Tominaga Shouten, 169A Main St.
Wright Music, 5 Main St.
Yummy Gyro, 82 Main St.


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