Toy Center Dance By The Sea 9/6/14

This Saturday, September 6, 2014 is Long Island Toy Lending Center’s Dance by the Sea.

7pm at Bishop Molloy Rec Hall

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I was very honored when Toy Centers Colleen Moseman dropped by last week to thank me for my help during their rebuild after Sandy. She gave me a very kind thank you note, hooked my wife and I up with Toy Center T-shirts, and presented me with this “Rock On ” trophy which is on my mantel now for my small part in sheet-“rocking” during their 2013 Sandy rebuild.

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I’m very honored to receive this.
Thank you too, and I wish I could’ve helped more.

I’m very glad you’re back. I know it’s been a long recovery.

We can all show our support by attending. Please call (516) 889-8287 for tickets.

I’ll see you all there.

Helping Rebuild LI Toy Lending Center – part 1

Wow, what a great day everyone!

Saturday, June 15th, 2013 about 25 volunteers gave their time to “lend a hand” to rebuild the Long Island Toy Lending Center For Children With Disabilities, here in Point Lookout, that was destroyed in Superstorm Sandy.

Right off the bat… My apologies to anyone who came and helped that didnt make the pictures or this post. 

Thanks to Ted, Anthony and others… feel free to drop me a line, so we can recognize those who helped.  If you have any pictures to share, just drop me an email at makingmypointNY at gmail and / or let me know where you may have posted them! 

Wish i had better pictures but I didnt want to stop the work to get them!

John, Eric, Ed, Joe and Mike actually stopped for a second for this shot!

John, Eric, Ed, Joe and Mike actually stopped for a second for this shot!

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Colleen, with volunteers Carolyn and Nancy with Mary (Hidden) and Kevin.

Joe, John, Kevin, Nancy(hidden) and Mary

Joe, John, Kevin, Nancy(hidden) and Mary

Eric and John getting ceilings done

Eric and John getting ceilings done

Father and son team of Kevin and Kevin with Joe really rocked the place!

Father and son Kevin and Kevin with Joe really rocked the place!

Helen, Colleen, Cynthia, Susie and John measured up to the day

Helen, Colleen, Cynthia, Susie and John measured up to the day

It was great to work with all of you. We really accomplished so much and it was great to see everyone come together to help get them back up and running.

The good news is we put a major dent in the interior work to be done, and also if you didnt get a chance to help… they still need you!

There is still so much that remains to do there, so feel free to pitch in!

Give Colleen a call or email her at LIToyCenter@Gmail.com to see when the next work day will be.

you can also contact them on facebook at Long Island Toy Lending Center For Children With Disabilities

Ill keep you posted, too. Hopefully, I’ll see you next time!

Volunteers! Help rebuild the Toy Center

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Lend … a Hand, to help rebuild the

Long Island Toy Lending Center

Sandy did her worst, and thanks to the generosity of many, like Project Pay It Forward, Colleen and friends are rebuilding.
With our help, they’ll soon be ready to Rock and Roll again…

With preliminary structure, roofing, electric and more done,
they need your helping hand to Rock (sheetrock that is)
and then later Roll (on the paint!).
Rock Day: Saturday June 15, 2013 8am, @ East Marina in Pt. Lookout
Happy People wanted. Casual work clothes needed.

We have, but more skilled workers w/ tools are needed and welcome!
Join us: contact Colleen at 516.241.7203 or litoycenter@gmail.com
Roll day to follow later.

LI Toy Lending Center Fundraiser

Colleen with support from good friends Anthony and Claire

Colleen with support from good friends Anthony and Claire

It was fun to see some of you last Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2013 at the fundraiser for the Long Island Toy Lending Center, organized by Project Pay It Forward of Long Beach. There was a good crowd at The Point Ale House to pitch in to help get the funds to rebuild the not-for-profit’s flooded premises.

Quite a spread of Raffle prizes were available

Quite a spread of Raffle prizes were available

I didn’t win, but that GG (Gigi?)? either bought a bazillion tickets, or is really lucky or something!

Mr Kevin Halpin shows his winnings

Kevin Halpin shows his winnings

A stripped down but nevertheless cranking St Elvis provided the soundtrack for the day.

Mckenzie Bender shows her best moves

Mckenzie Bender shows her best moves

Everyone was struck by this cutie, Mckenzie Bender, who was showing her best dance moves. There was even some funny chatter revolving around Mckenzie’s shoes, (sandals) which it turns out several ladies were highly envious of. Someone promised me a better picture of her…obviously I”m still waiting!!!

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Kelly Sullivan of Project Pay It Forward

Kelly Sullivan of Project Pay It Forward

Colleen Moseman of Long Island Toy Lending Center takes it all in stride. It’s been a long road here and 5 months later they’re finally a big step closer to rebuilding. Colleen says the event “went really well” meaning a great amount was raised and the funds are mostly in place for the rebuild. There will be meetings and discussions soon and then rebuilding and literally raising the roof will begin.

The Long Island Toy Lending Center, in need of repairs from Superstorm Sandy

The Long Island Toy Lending Center, in need of repairs from Superstorm Sandy

Donations can still go a long way to help cover expenses.
For direct donations make checks payable to
Long Island Toy Lending Center
PO Box 380
Point Lookout. NY 11569

Helping hands are going to be needed for the rebuilding in the next few weeks.
To Volunteer, please call Colleen at (516) 241-7203

You can also contact them at LITOYCENTER at GMAIL.com
Copy n paste that and replace the “at” with “@”.

Help Raise the Roof for Long Island Toy Lending Center

Fundraiser for Long Island Toy Lending Center Saturday April 6, 2013 at The Point Ale House

Fundraiser for Long Island Toy Lending Center Saturday April 6, 2013 at The Point Ale House

Project Pay It Forward of Long Beach will be holding a fundraiser to benefit The Long Island Toy Lending Center (LITLC) for Children with Disabilities whose location at the Town of Hempstead East Marina was wrecked by Superstorm Sandy.
I’ve kind of been following and have seen Project Pay It Forward of Long Beach really doing great things in Long Beach getting businesses and offices that need help back up and running.

I got this flyer at my door yesterday. Probably right about the same moment they were running their fundraiser for Shines in Long Beach.

The fundraiser:
Saturday April 6, 2013 4pm-7pm at The Point Ale House.
Donation $40 per person includes food and drink.

St Elvis will be providing the entertainment.

Can’t make it? You can send your donation to

L I T L C
PO Box 380
Point Lookout NY. 11569

Who’s in?