St. George’s Theater and SI Minority Businesswomen’s Association Come Together to Host 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive



STATEN ISLAND, NY – Historic St. George’s Theater and Staten Island Minority Businesswomen’s Association are joining forces once again to host a holiday toy drive!

This collaboration will benefit Staten Island Community Health Action, Seamen’s Society for Children and Families, and the Uncle Chase Foundation. Residents of Staten Island are invited to donate unwrapped toys for all ages to the St. George Theater.

“Our goal is to add joy and happiness to the children in our community who need it the most,” said Doreen Cugno, President and CEO of the St. George Theater. “We are grateful to partner with the MWBA ​​for the second annual toy drive and look forward to continuing for years to come! “

Those wishing to donate can drop off toys in the front lobby of the St. George Theater located at 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, NY 10301. Donations will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, December 1, Thursday 2 December, Friday December 3, Wednesday December 15, Thursday December 16 and Friday December 17.

“Collaboration between businesses and nonprofits is essential during these difficult times. Everyone has been affected by this pandemic. We encourage all of you to continue making this one of Staten Island’s biggest toy drives, ”said Dana Walker-Boyd, MWBA ​​Senior Vice President.

This toy drive is made possible by sponsors Robert DeFalco Realty, Mrs. Rosemary’s Dance Studio and JMT Media. For more information, please call (718) 442-2900 ext. 503 or by email at


Among outstanding consultants, small business owners and community leaders, the Staten Island Minority Women’s Business Association is a technical support group for the growth of minority-owned small businesses.

Various women from ruling minorities came together to form the first such organization on Staten Island to help other small businesses within their communities. They advocate for the education and mentorship of minority businesswomen on Staten Island and seek to foster and support their economic progress and growth. The organization offers various programs specific to the needs of their communities in the areas of law, marketing, construction, training, finance and real estate.

The goal of the MWBA ​​is to provide practical and tangible solutions by providing these industries with the appropriate resources to better understand and serve the community. They provide training and mentorship in the areas of cultural skills, marketing, customer service, mental health and wellness, and financial management.


Centered in the historic St. George district of Staten Island, just steps from the iconic Staten Island Ferry, the St. George Theater is Staten Island’s most magnificent theater. The St. George Theater Restoration Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to the restoration of the historic theater and its development as a cultural and performing arts center for Staten Island and the ensemble of New York City by providing community outreach, educational programs and public performances.

With the support of the community, business leaders, elected officials and their board of directors, the facility has evolved into a beautiful, thriving and majestic theater for Staten Island and all of New York City. .



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