Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00
After the very successful Fall Fair at St John’s of Lattingtown, the outreach committee met for four consecutive weeks to determine which of the 23 charities that applied for funding would be the recipients of the 2009 donations.
In amounts ranging from $500 to $3,000, 15 charities were given grants including: the North Shore Sheltering Program, which houses the homeless during the winter months in Glen Cove; The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) which, feeds the hungry all year round in Hempstead and Glen Cove; The Boys and Girls Clubs in Locust Valley and Glen Cove; Grace Episcopal Day School in Massapequa; Rotocare, which provides free medical services to the destitute; The Parish Resource Center; Camp DeWolfe and others both local and far reaching.The outreach committee is chaired by Edie Haack, and is made up of many of the people who worked on the Fall Fair including Victoria Crosby, chairman, and co-chair Hope Glenn, Gerda Andersen, whose Silent Auction brings in a large amount each year, and Helen Bonebrake who is past chair and chairman of the Cream of the Crop, which also has one of the biggest revenues at the fair.
Other outreach committee members worked on plant booth, admissions, jewelry, and peddlers market. The combined efforts of the outreach committee helped raise the money and helped determine the beneficiaries.