1815B Broad Hollow Rd
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From: Hunt Corporate Services, Inc.
Contact: Lil Pavone, Director of Marketing, Hunt Corporate Services, Inc.

Re: Picone Realty, Inc. Provides Toys for Tots with Prime Space on Route 110 516-937-1000 – lpavone@huntcorp.com

Picone Realty, Inc. Provides Toys for Tots With Prime Space on Route 110

November 9, 2017 - Plainview, NY - Hunt Corporate Services, Inc. announced that Picone Realty, Inc. of Farmingdale, a division of Picone Acquisition Corp. and Joseph Picone & Son, Inc., provided significant retail space on Route 110 so that U.S. Marines could carry off this year’s Toys for Tots campaign without a hitch. “We know the Marines are doing important work, not only in defense of our country, but because they are making it possible for disadvantaged children to receive gifts for the holidays,” said Joseph Picone III, an executive with Picone Acquisition Corp.

The Picone family business was established in 1946, and is a second and third generation family-owned company. Today it owns valuable commercial property up and down Long Island’s busiest commercial corridor.

Joe Picone Jr., the company’s chief executive officer, was initially contacted by Andy Dorman, an associate broker with Hunt Corporate Services in Plainview. A veteran himself, Dorman has helped place the Marine Toys for Tots unit in temporary facilities for the past three years. “The Picone family loves this country, and is willing to turn over highly valuable retail space to a cause that has been meeting the needs of underprivileged children for almost 70 years,” says Dorman. Located at 1644 Route 110 in Farmingdale, the site is at the southwest corner of Route 110 and Price Parkway.

“We are so grateful to the people who provide space for us,” says Sergeant Richard Carver, the Marine coordinating this year’s Toys for Tots collection campaign. “Most property owners aren’t interested because we’re only asking for a short-term lease to store toys through the Christmas season. But this year, the Picone family came through for us in a big way.” Staff Sergeant Mindy Savrock added, “A good central location insures that we’ll collect the maximum amount of toys.”

Toys for Tots was founded 70 years ago by a Marine reserve officer. It has since become one of the world’s most visible charities. In 2015 alone, for example, Toys for Tots gave over 16.8 million toys to seven million less fortunate children. It continues to be a top-rated charity, which means over 97 percent of donations actually go to the needy, while only three percent is spent on fundraising and overhead. Former First Lady Michelle Obama recently had been one of the charity’s most visible supporters. Over the years, Toys for Tots spokespersons included John Wayne, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, and Brooke Shields.

To donate a toy: Simply go to www.toysfortots.org and find a drop-off location. The dropdown menu labeled “Select a State” will guide you to your local Toys for Tots campaign, in this case Farmingdale, NY. The local campaign also has a phone number: 516-847-5848. Marines will be on site to accept your contribution. If you prefer to make a financial donation, again go to www.toysfortots.org and find your local Toys for Tots campaign. At the local website, each visitor may also find information about local events, how to become a collection point for the local campaign, how to register for assistance, and how to donate directly to a local campaign.

Hunt Corporate Services, Inc. specializes in exclusively representing clients for the acquisition or disposition of commercial real estate. Hunt Construction Services, Inc. provides general contracting, construction management and maintenance services for Long Island companies. For further information, contact Lil Pavone at (516)937-1000 or lpavone@huntcorp.com. Full information on the firm and its clients can be found at www.huntcorp.com.

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