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Yonkers Raceway donates toys, coats to Catholic Charities - LoHud

Yonkers Raceway donated almost 1,000 toys and coats to Catholic Charities.

The toys and coats were collected during the casino’s ninth annual “Christmas Spirit” Toy and Coat Drive....

Timothy J. Rooney, president and CEO of Empire City Casino, presented the annual donation to Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Rooney also gave Sullivan a $10,000 donation.

This year’s “Christmas Spirit” Toy and Coat Drive began Nov. 9 and donors gave more than 600 toys and more than 400 coats.

The toys and coats will be distributed through Catholic Charities community agencies to families in need.

"Once again we are fortunate, through the generosity of Tim Rooney and the Empire City Casino family for this donation of toys and coats that will benefit some of the more vulnerable families that we work with in the City of Yonkers and beyond," Sullivan said in a statement. "In this Christmas season we are grateful that this spirit of generosity and caring enables Catholic Charities to provide help and new hope in the lives of Non-Catholics and Catholics alike whom we serve."

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