As summer draws to a close, the new school year is quickly approaching for children in our community. However, some children don’t have the school supplies or clothing items that they will need for the upcoming school year. That is why I am proud to support the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless’s “Backpack Pirates” program, a program designed to collect donations of new school supplies and clothing items for children who need them in our community.
The Long Island Coalition for the
Homeless, through a partnership with Holiday Magic and Every Child’s Dream,
will distribute backpacks and school supplies for more than 1,000 children in
need on Long Island. Greta Guarton, executive director of the Long Island Coalition
for the Homeless has said, “The need for assistance is growing each year. We
are grateful to members of the community who come together to help our less
fortunate neighbors. These school supplies will help hundreds of children go
back to school with the tools they need to succeed.”
I am hoping that members of our community will help the children and donate school supplies and new clothing items. I have set up a drop-off box in my office, where I will be accepting donations until August 27th. Your donation will help these children go back to school this year more prepared and confident, knowing they have what they need to succeed.
Please come by my office at 90 W Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772 to drop off your donation. If you have any questions or need any assistance, feel free to call my office at 631-854-1400 and “Like” my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RobertCalarco.
On behalf of the the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, thank you for your help!