CBS New York

HEWLETT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of families in need on Long Island didn’t have to wait for Santa for Christmas to kick off this year.

As 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr reported, Elsa dolls, Lego sets and other toys flew off the shelves at Matty’s Toy Stop in Hewlett as more than 100 children enjoyed a Christmas Eve shopping spree thanks to Nassau County’s police unions.

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Families were bused to the toy store courtesy of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association and NCPD Foundation, which provided each family with a $100 gift certificate for toys, CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported.

“Every kid should have the opportunity to wake up on Christmas morning and be able to have a toy and feel special,” said PBA President James Carver.

Sonia and her 10-year-old daughter Erica were thrilled…

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