Manhattan resident Carol Suchman donated toys to some of the poorest children in New York City every holiday season.
This year, however, her donations would be different in a really big way.
While walking by a toy store for rent in the West Village, Suchman got the idea to buy the entire store and donate everything inside to charity.
â€œWhen I saw this toy store, I just realized I could just do it on a grander scale for this one year,â€ Suchman told NY1.
She bought the store, bagged up thousands of toys and stuffed animals as well as boxes of school supplies and donated it all to the cityâ€™s Department of Homeless Services, the station reported.
â€œIâ€™ve been doing this for many years and we have many generous sponsors,â€ city employee Antonio Rodriquez told the station. â€œBut I have to say, that this is the first time anybody ever bought out an entire store and donated to the children of shelters.â€
Thanks to Suchmanâ€™s generosity, the agency said, thousands of shelter children will have at least one present to open this year.
â€œI know everyone could use a gift around the holidays,â€ Suchman said.