2016-12-23 / Your City

Boy’s birthday gift: Toys for Tots donations


Jonah Siciliano is seen at the Leominster State Police barracks Saturday night, after dropping off donations for the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program. 
Courtesy photo Jonah Siciliano is seen at the Leominster State Police barracks Saturday night, after dropping off donations for the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program. Courtesy photo Jonah Siciliano of Leominster celebrated his 11th birthday Saturday, Dec. 17 with a party that was moved from Papa Gino’s in Leominster to his home because of weather.

Instead of presents, Jonah came up with the idea of asking his friends to bring gifts for the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program.

Jonah and his father Jack brought the toys they collected to the Leominster State Police barracks on Saturday night, since troopers across Massachusetts were collecting donations for Toys for Tots.

A posting Saturday night on the State Police’s Facebook page expressed appreciation for Jonah’s contribution, noting, “Your parents have done a great job instilling great values in you! Happy Birthday to a well deserving young man!”

— David Dore

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