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Middle Schooler Collects Toys, Supplies for Sandy Victims

Anthony Couso running a collection drive for Tropical Storm Sandy Victims. Toys, gift cards, and school supplies are just some of the items needed.

Anthony Couso, a student attending Schuyler-Colfax Middle School, is collecting toys, school supplies, and gift cards for Hurricane Sandy victims this holiday season.

Couso is accepting donations of toys, school supplies, and gift cards. He will donate the items to Toys for Tots.

Couso will make care packages once all the goods have been collected. They will be distributed to families in New York and New Jersey who were most affected by Tropical Storm Sandy.

The following items are needed:

  • Toys: Board games, bicycles, tricycles, baby toys, and action figures.
  • Gift cards: Cards that can be used at toy stores, supermarkets, Kmart, Staples, Barnes & Noble, and Target, among others will be accepted.
  • School supplies: book bags, lunch bags, pencils, binders, crayons, tape, glue sticks, markers, notebooks, paper, erasers, paper clips, markers, scissors, rulers, pens, and calculators.
  • Non-perishable food items.
  • Cleaning supplies.

Donations can be dropped off at Couso’s home at 226 Webster Drive until Tuesday, Dec. 20. Items should be left by the garage door.

Couso is not the only Wayne resident collecting donations for children this holiday season.

The Wayne Police Department is collecting and donating toys to Toys for Tots. The seventh graders at Schuyler-Colfax ran a collection drive for Hurricane Sandy victims. Students and families from the school donated toiletries and school supplies. They will be donated to Hurricane Sandy victims.

— Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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