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Needy kids get Walmart shopping spree

Cole Santamaria, 7, of Freeport, and his brothers

Cole Santamaria, 7, of Freeport, and his brothers lost their toys to flooding after superstorm Sandy, so they were given a chance at Walmart in Farmingdale to pick up some new toys. He went home with a skateboard and tons of other toys. (Dec. 5, 2012) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Two hundred children ages 2-18 were each given $100 from the Marie and Michael Gubitosi Foundation to shop for new toys, clothes or electronics just in time for the holidays.

Joel Soto, 12, of Central Islip, and his
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Joel Soto, 12, of Central Islip, and his brother Jace Gomez, 6, of Bay Shore, shopped at Walmart in Farmingdale, during an event in which a local foundation donated $20,000 to provide children in need with holiday presents. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Katie McBride, 29, of Dix Hills, volunteered to
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Katie McBride, 29, of Dix Hills, volunteered to help the Santamaria brothers spend $100 each, filling their shopping cart with toys at Walmart in Farmingdale. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Zach Sobel, 10, of East Rockaway, and his
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Zach Sobel, 10, of East Rockaway, and his brother Andrew Sobel, 7, were each given $100 to purchase toys or electronics at a Walmart in Farmingdale, as part of an annual event in which a local foundation donated $20,000 to provide children in need with holiday presents. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Aiden Santamaria, 12, of Freeport, and his brothers
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Aiden Santamaria, 12, of Freeport, and his brothers lost their toys to water damage after superstorm Sandy, so they were given a chance at Walmart in Farmingdale to pick up some new toys. A local foundation donated $20,000 to provide children in need with Christmas presents. (Dec. 5, 2012)

On the left, Joel Soto, 12, of Central
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

On the left, Joel Soto, 12, of Central Islip, and his brothers Jaiden Gomez, 8, and Jace Gomez, 6, hold up their favorite toys while shopping at Walmart in Farmingdale, as part of an event in which a local foundation donated $20,000 to provide children in need with Christmas presents. (Dec. 5, 2012)

Cole Santamaria, 7, of Freeport, and his brothers
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Cole Santamaria, 7, of Freeport, and his brothers lost their toys to flooding after superstorm Sandy, so they were given a chance at Walmart in Farmingdale to pick up some new toys. He went home with a skateboard and tons of other toys. (Dec. 5, 2012)

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