One Queens resident is spreading holiday cheer to children spending Christmas in hospitals.
24-year-old Brianna Ferranti of Hamilton Beach started a toy drive last month to benefit kids at Saint Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside and Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Glen Oaks.
She now has hundreds of toys sitting in her basement.
She hopes the drive sets an example.
"It's not just about Christmas," she said, "Giving back, helping people in need, showing what you're supposed to be here for and I think this what I'm supposed to be on Earth for, to help people."
Ferranti is collecting gifts until December 18th.
If you want to donate an unwrapped, sealed toy, you can find her on facebook or send her an email at brianna firstname.lastname@example.org.