“Sandy Claus” Delivers Toys To Young Superstorm Victims

NEW YORK (December 21, 2012)--For children whose toys floated away during Superstorm Sandy, Michael Sciaraffo is a real-life Saint Nick.

Every afternoon and every night, the Brooklyn man stuffs his red sack to the brim with presents and heads out to storm-ravaged homes where he delivers new toys to awestruck children whose play rooms were destroyed by floodwaters.

The "Secret Sandy Claus Project" grew out of a Sandy donation outreach effort that Sciaraffo spearheaded after the storm.

He used Facebook to drum up donations of clothing and food but as Christmas drew near, started asking for toys.

Using a spreadsheet taped to a wall, he matches toy requests with donations that are coming by the truckload from all over the country.


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