Brooklyn man donates toys to 200 kids at middle school in honor of late father

Dec 23, 2021 685

NYPD officers, officials, and local residents passed out gifts Wednesday to nearly 200 children who otherwise may not have received a holiday present this year. New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr., was joined by dozens of members of the NYPD and Brooklyn native and business owner Salvatore Stile at Stephen Decatur Middle School. The gym at the school was transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

More than $10,000 in toys lined the tables for children to pick out a holiday gift. It was a surprise to the student body. Stile donated the toys on behalf of his late father, who grew up in poverty and attended the grade school in 1949. "When I was growing up as a young boy, my father always told me how much he loved this school," Stile said. He was the only Italian American student at the time.

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