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BNY Mellon Comes through with Gifts for Norwalk Pre-Schoolers

With a fraction of the toys donated by BNY Mellon Community Partnership, Greenwich, to The Children's Center in Norwalk, Mary Windt, Exec. Dir. of Under One Roof and Mariagrazia Iacono-Maldonado, Dir. of The Children's Center. Credit: Leslie Yager
With a fraction of the toys donated by BNY Mellon Community Partnership, Greenwich, to The Children's Center in Norwalk, Mary Windt, Exec. Dir. of Under One Roof and Mariagrazia Iacono-Maldonado, Dir. of The Children's Center. Credit: Leslie Yager
Written by Leslie Yager
Just in time for the holidays, a toy drive was conducted to benefit the children in the preschool program at The Marvin Children's Center in Norwalk, with donations coming from employees at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Greenwich.

The Children's Center, which is owned and sponsored by "Under One Roof," is a full-day, full-year program that serves 40 three- and four-year-olds. The program offers affordable childcare that prepares children for kindergarten.

The toy drive resulted in an abundance of  games, toys and books valued at over $2,000, which will be distributed to the children and families at The Marvin Children’s Center.

"These are just some of the toys donated," said Mariagrazia Iacono-Maldonado, Dir. of The Children's Center of a room full of toys at her school. "We are bringing in parents one at a time to pick out toys. As they take, we put out more, because we were given, literally, tons. Trucks full!," she added. 

All donations came from employees in wealth management, banking, lending and mortgage servicing located in their Greenwich BNY Mellon Community Partnership, which encourages volunteer involvement and fundraising in communities in which employees live and work.

A cash match equal to 50% of the value of the toys donated ($1,026.80) will be made to The Marvin Children’s Center on behalf of the BNY Mellon Community Partnership.   

Under one Roof, a not-for-profit, houses both The Marvin Children's Center and The Marvin for Seniors, is located at 60 Gregory Blvd. in Norwalk.

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