Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to Distribute Toys to Bronx Veterans’ Families at WCS's Bronx Zoo

Children of Bronx military families to receive toys donated to annual toy drive 

Santa and Mrs. Claus to help distribute toys to children

Bronx, NY – Dec. 18, 2012 – On Friday, December 21, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo to distribute toys to local Bronx military families for the holidays.

The toys have been collected by WCS’s Bronx Zoo in partnership with the Borough President’s annual holiday toy drive.

As a holiday treat for those in attendance, Santa and Mrs. Claus will help distribute the toys.

Who: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Local Bronx military veterans and families

Santa and Mrs. Claus

What: Distribution of toys donated

to Bronx Borough President’s annual holiday toy drive

Where: Dancing Crane Café

WCS’s Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd.

Bronx, NY

When: Friday, December 21, 2012

12:00 – 3:00 pm

The partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Borough President on the toy drive has become an annual tradition. The Bronx Zoo serves as a collection point for new, unwrapped toys donated by members of the community for distribution to families of veterans and active duty members of the military.

MEDIA NOTE(S): Media who wish to attend the event should contact Max Pulsinelli 718-220-5182 or Steve Fairchild 718-220-5189 so that parking and in-park transportation can be arranged.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Special Note to the Media: If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a web link where they can support these projects, please direct them to:


Max Pulsinelli: (o) 718-220-5182 (m) 571-218-7601;

Steve Fairchild: (o) 718-220-5189 (m) 914-263-8179;

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