January 9


Newton Foundation Holds Annual Toy Giveaway and Holiday Luncheon

January 9, 2024

Vol. 104 No. 02

On Saturday, January 6th, there was an amazing holiday celebration at P.S. 276, under Principal Jennifer Troman’s leadership, which was hosted by the Newton Foundation and the Brooklyn Jefferson Lions Club, in collaboration with Assemblywoman Jaime Williams, State Senator Roxanne Persaud, Shorefront Toys for Tots and Pastor Perry, The Father’s Heart Ministries, along with community partners.

Neighborhood children and their parents, as well as many new arrivals to the city, filled the school’s gymnasium, at 1070 East 83rd Street.  Children were mesmerized by the sight of the enormous display of decorations, multicolored balloons and life-size holiday posters.  Every table and chair was filled as the cafeteria served as an overflow.  All enjoyed the delicious food, desert, drinks and the large selection of snacks.

Santa generously gave out bags of gifts to parents and children.  There were racks of clothes for all age groups to choose from and take home.  In addition, there was music, singing and dancing by Princess Cronneitt and her DEAP (Divine Explosion Arts Program) dance troupe from Brownsville throughout the festive afternoon.

Courtesy of the Newton Foundation

Photos by Arthur De Gaeta 



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  1. Wow! This holiday celebration for children in Brooklyn is a fantastic idea.
    Judy, you are such a blessing for so many children and their families every holiday season.
    I like how your Newton Foundation has been putting a smile on the faces of so many of our Brooklyn children and their parents with the toy giveaway and many more.
    Judy, you are truly a shining example of what being a community leader is. You are someone who cares about her community and people on a whole. You have once again demonstrated what you are all about. You are a humanitarian. I am extremely proud of you. Keep up the good work!

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