SILS social worker Claire McCue accepted the donations and talked about James generosity with the Staten Island Advance.
James said that children must be affected by being taken from their homes and having to go through such experiences and ongoing anxiety about family life. He wanted to give them something that could be a remembrance of better times and, in certain instances, an imaginative escape, said Claire McCue, a social worker for Staten Island Legal Services, in an e-mail to the Advance.
"Our office intends to distribute the donations to families impacted by domestic violence on Staten Island and to other community organizations that serve this population," Ms. McCue wrote.
She described James as "a very generous and thoughtful high school student who is concerned about families affected by violence."
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