Kicking-Off The Bronx Borough President’s Annual Toy Drive

Published on November 15, 2019, 5:30 am
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Today, Friday, November 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., the Bronx Zoo will host the kick-off of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.’s annual holiday toy drive to benefit Bronx military families.

In honor of Veteran’s Day week and the start of the holiday season, schoolchildren from P.S. 205 will be on hand to donate the first toys of the year. Members of the media are invited to cover the event.

The partnership between the Bronx Zoo and the Borough President on the toy drive is an annual tradition that spans more than a decade. The Bronx Zoo will serve as a collection point for new, unwrapped toys donated by members of the community. Toys will be collected through December 31 and will be distributed by the Borough President’s office to local veterans and active-duty members of the military and their families. Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. will participate in the launch event.

In appreciation for their generosity, those who make a qualifying donation of a new, unwrapped toy at any of WCS’s wildlife will receive a free ticket to the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium.

Toys will be collected at WCS’s Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo. Toys and supplies donated at the Prospect Park Zoo and New York Aquarium will receive a ticket to the New York Aquarium. All others will receive a ticket to the Bronx Zoo.

Visit for more information about how to donate.

One general admission ticket to the Bronx Zoo will be provided for a donation of one new, unwrapped toy at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, or Queens Zoo. One value admission* ticket to the New York Aquarium. will be provided for a donation of one new, unwrapped toy at the New York Aquarium or Prospect Park Zoo. Limit of four tickets per family, valid 01/01/2020–6/30/2020. All WCS decisions final. Promotion available from 11/05/19 – 12/31/19. May not be combined with any other offer.

* New York Aquarium Value Admission tickets may be upgraded to an Any Day ticket by paying the difference at the gate.


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About The Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo, located on 265 acres of hardwood forest in Bronx, NY, opened on November 08, 1899. It is world-renowned for its leadership in the areas of animal welfare, husbandry, veterinarian care, education, science and conservation. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is the flagship park of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) which manages the world’s largest network of urban wildlife parks including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium. Our curators and animal care staff work to save, propagate, and sustain populations of threatened and endangered species. We have educated and inspired more than 400 million visitors at our zoos and aquarium since our opening and host approximately 4 million guests at our parks each year – including about a half-million students annually. The Bronx Zoo is the largest youth employer in the borough of the Bronx, providing opportunity and helping to transform lives in one of the most under-served communities in the nation. The Bronx Zoo is the subject of THE ZOO, a docu-series aired world-wide on Animal Planet. Members of the media should contact, 718-220-5182 or, 347-840-1242 for more information or with questions.

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