Suffolk teenager delivers toys to children in hospitals who can't be home for the holidays

After one gift changed her life, a Suffolk teenager is on a mission to deliver toys to sick children who can't be home for the holidays.

News 12 Staff

Dec 6, 2020, 10:48 PM

Updated 1,295 days ago

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After one gift changed her life, a Suffolk teenager is on a mission to deliver toys to sick children who can't be home for the holidays.
Emily Meyer, 15, helped decorate holiday poles with the North Babylon Beautification Committee along Deer Park Avenue. The 10th-grade student at North Babylon High School, though, is busy throughout the holiday season.
Meyer started Emily's Awesome Toy Drive 10 years ago, with donations going to local hospitals. She says she got the idea after getting presents at Good Samaritan Hospital on Christmas Day after becoming sick.
Meyer says that gesture gave her the idea to give back to the community that helped her through a difficult time, and she approached her grandfather for help.
She first donated 20 toys when she first started her toy drive, but as of now has donated 1,900 gifts so far this year.
Meyer was given a proclamation presented by the town of Babylon Supervisor for her work and service with the toy drive.


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