Group Raises Close to $18,000 for New York’s Sickest Children
Members of the East Coast Car Association, Inc. successfully hosted their 17th annual Toy Drive and Classic Car Show recently, bringing a lively parade of cars and motorcycles laden with toys and holiday gifts for St. Mary’s Kids. The custom cars and motorcycles were led by the Metropolitan Fire Association of Staten Island and NYPD Highway 3 escort.
St. Mary’s Kids lined up expectantly to view the colorful cars and spend some time with Santa.
The annual classic car and toy run, sponsored and founded by East Coast Cars, was created in 1999 to deliver the joys of the holiday to the children of St. Mary’s who are facing complex medical and life-limiting conditions. Each year, the children look forward to East Coast Cars visit that is the official start of the holiday season for St. Mary’s Kids.
Through its fundraising effort for St. Mary’s, East Coast Car Association supports the life-affirming programs and services that St. Mary’s provides to 2,000 children each day throughout the New York metropolitan area.