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Dec. 8: Bill McKoy's Annual Holiday Benefit

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PATERSON, NJ – More than two months after flooding from Hurricane Irene devastated Paterson, thousands of city residents are still struggling to recover.

For this reason, the Bill McKoy Foundation this year will dedicate its community fundraiser to help the children living in the Paterson neighborhoods that were most affected by the flooding. Its annual Toys For Kids holiday drive is being expanded to cover general community aid as well.

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The benefit dinner will be held on December 8 at 7 pm at the Hamilton and Ward Steakhouse at the Center City Mall. Individual tickets are $75, tables of 10 $700 and there are various levels of sponsorship.

“This year, given the tremendous flooding which occurred from Hurricane Irene in the low-lying areas of Paterson, especially on the Northside and along the Route 20 Corridor, thousands of our children are without winter coats, hats, boots and other essential winter clothing, not to mention their favorite toys and games,’’ McKoy said. 

“We are also mindful that with the lost of the first ward library (another victim of the flood waters of Hurricane Irene), it is critical that our young students have access to books, classroom materials and supplies at home to create their own ‘Learning Center’ to ensure their educational success,’’ the councilman added.

“We at the Bill McKoy Foundation intend to work with other Community Agencies to ensure that our children have the resources they need to succeed, in spite of the obstacles and barriers to education which have been created by the flood waters,’’ McKoy said.

Last year, the benefit provided the funding for a  “Christmas Gift-Giving Party” attended by more than 300 children.

For additional information, contact Flo Bottler at 345-0454, Wilma Brett at 973-523-7481 or Brenda McKoy at 973-279-8448.

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