NY1 News reports on the ~heartwarming~ story of New York City philanthropist Carol Suchman, who recently purchased an entire toy store's worth of toys as holiday gifts for homeless children in the city. Suchman donates toys regularly, but this year on a much grander scale after noticing a shuttered toy store advertised as for rent in her neighborhood— a toy store still full of toys. She told NY1 she contacted the owner and "negotiated" a deal to buy all the contents in bulk (adding that the owner was "thrilled" with her offer) which she then passed along to NYC's Department of Homeless Services.
A DHS spokesperson said that they frequently benefit from "generous sponsors" and "toy drives" regularly, but "this is the first time anybody ever bought out an entire store and donated to the children of shelters." While telling TODAY.com that she's thrilled by the positive response to her generosity — the waitress in her local coffee shop gave her a kiss, even — Suchman added simply that "everyone can use a gift around the holidays."
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