HGAR, Bronx YMCA to Distribute Toys To Local Children on Christmas Day

Mary Prenon | December 15, 2020

HGAR’s Eli Rodriguez in the Bronx office at last year's Toy Drive.

NEW YORK—Staff members from HGAR’s new Bronx office and the Bronx YMCA will be out and about on Christmas Day, delivering toys to children in the local area. The toys, collected from “Operation Realtors Kids” Toy Drive, will be distributed to 21 homes with gifts for 80 children.

“Our members and friends give generously during the Holiday Season to help our neighbors in need, and especially this year, with the COVID pandemic, so many families require our help,” said Eliezer Rodriguez, director of advocacy, commercial & legislative issues for Bronx and Manhattan liaison for the Bronx Chapter. “Our Realtors are committed to building communities, as well as sustaining them.”

This is the ninth year that the Bronx office has worked with the YMCA for the toy drive. “Over the years, we have partnered with the Association to spread Holiday cheer to the homes of hundreds of families,” added Sharlene Brown, executive director of the Bronx YMCA. “That’s what Christmas is all about.”

Both HGAR and the Bronx YMCA thank all those who donated toys or funds for gift wrapping this year.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications