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.
“When I saw this toy store, I just realized I could just do it on a grander scale for this one year,” 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 city’s Department of Homeless Services, the station reported.
“I’ve been doing this for many years and we have many generous sponsors,” city employee Antonio Rodriquez told the station. “But I have to say, that this is the first time anybody ever bought out an entire store and donated to the children of shelters.”
Thanks to Suchman’s generosity, the agency said, thousands of shelter children will have at least one present to open this year.
“I know everyone could use a gift around the holidays,” Suchman said.