NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Westchester Fight Club is looking for a New Rochelle organization to donate toys to this holiday season.
Michael Chirico of Yonkers, owner and founder of the mixed martial arts club and fitness center, started the drive with his coworker Kru Primo Bellarosa in order to give back to the community.
"We got people to donate in a couple of ways. If they were new members, we offered to give them $200 off their membership if they donated a toy," Chirico said.
For current members, he explained, if an instructor thought they brought the coolest gift, they won free private lessons.
So far, they have accumulated at least 30 gifts, including remote control cars, action figures, etc. - and there's plenty more coming.
Chirico is looking for an organization that helps low income children.
"I wanted to do the drive specifically for low income kids, so we can help out their parents," he said.
Though a few organizations have volunteered, Chirico says he would prefer an organization based in New Rochelle or Pelham.
If you are an organization interested in getting these toys to low income children, you can email Chirico here.
The Westchester Fight Club is a mixed martial arts academy and fitness center that offers martial arts, boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiujitsu, women's cardio kickboxing, women's boot camp, Crossfit and children's martial arts classes.
It is located at 11 S. Division St. in New Rochelle.