Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway President Timothy J. Rooney Assists Less Fortunate with 12th Annual Coat and Toy Drive

Annual Campaign to Assist Families in Need During Holiday Season in its Second Decade

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(Yonkers, NY)In a community effort now in its second decade, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and its President and CEO, Timothy J. Rooney, celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Christmas Spirit Coat and Toy Drive to assist families in need during the holiday season. The giving program begins on November 15 and continues through December 15. Donations will be accepted every day throughout the period at any of the casino’s promotions booths.


Patrons are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys and/or new or gently used coats. The items will be donated to Catholic Charities and the Yonkers-based Aisling Irish Community Center to assist the organizations’ local families this upcoming holiday season.