Toy 2 Toy 3The 2nd annual “Fill The Bus” Toy Drive, hosted by the Hoboken Police and Fire Departments
was extremely successful. With the help of the generous Hoboken community, about 120
children will be able to have a new toy this Christmas. The toys were donated to many places
including the Tomorrow’s Children Fund, The Hoboken University Medical Center, Children of
Essex County Inmates, Bears for Hugs in Little Ferry, and Stevens Institute of Technology. We
couldn’t have done this without the help of the Hoboken Motorcycle Club, The Hoboken Special
Needs Parent Group, and the Wallace School Peer Leadership Program. We would also like to
thank the toy drop off locations at Baby Gap (222 Washington St), Servpro of Hoboken and
Union City (51 Fairmount Avenue, Jersey City), The World of Wonder Day Care (133 Harrison
St) and Work it Out (603 Willow Avenue). We would also like to give a special thank you to Mrs.
Durando from The Wallace School, Dena Russell from the Hoboken Special Needs Parent
Group, Captain Nick Goldsack from the Hoboken Fire Department, Hoboken A&P Manager
John Bincoletto, and Ms. Malenda from Hoboken High School. Without them, this wouldn’t
have been possible. Lastly, thanks to everyone who donated toys to give to the children in need
and to the members of the Hoboken Police and Fire department for donating their time. It was
much appreciated. “We like to do things like this to be an integral part of this community,” Sgt.
Melissa Gigante. Written by: Rachel Feinstein, Hoboken HS Media Literacy and Journalism