Back To School
Long Island’s youth are back-to-school and we couldn’t be more grateful of the in-kind contributions we’ve received from corporations who support our mission. The youth we serve are often from the lowest income families on Long Island. Their families struggle to afford the basic school supplies needed to prepare their youth and are often at a significant disadvantage from day one.
The generosity of corporations and businesses across Long Island taking time out of their schedule to give back to Long Island’s vulnerable families is the essence of community. Please take a few moments to read about a few of our donors this year.
RMR Group‘s Terri Silverman worked tirelessly through the month of August gathering donations of school supplies from their Mineola office.
After asking their staff to participate, Optum‘s Eli Acosta, Director of Operations and Jenny Amarando, Associate Quality Analyst were thrown aback when Optum staff filled an entire conference room with an enormous amount supplies our kids will certainly benefit from!
Evantz “Evans” Saint-Gerard from Keller William’s Realty Landmark Bayside office generously donated 100 backpacks!
TJ MAXX – Sammi Lam delivered 10 large bags of back to school supplies which were collected district wide, employees from 9 different stores all enthusiastically participated
When Armando Cabrera, District Manager and Sammi Lam of Carle Place TJ Maxx spread the word for a district wide collection of school supplies, employees enthusiastically participated and 10 bags packed with supplies were generously donated.
Additional back-to-school drive donors include Yvette Kohronas of Williston Park who generously donated school supplies and sneakers, the Community Church of East Williston who generously donated seven boxes of school supplies collected from the members of the church, and Garden City accounting firm Margolin, Winer & Evens, who generously donated nine boxes of school supplies.