Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00
I would like to sincerely thank all our neighbors who looked into their hearts and closets and donated to the Coats for Kids project through my office.
Those who coordinated coat drives include students from Gribbin School, Glen Cove High School Key Clubbers, North Shore Middle School students led by Stephanie Cuomo, students from St. Brigid’s-Our Lady of Hope in Westbury and the Jericho Retired Teachers Association.
Additionally, a thank you goes out to all the individuals who donated coats, jackets, ski pants, sweaters, hats and gloves to help the less fortunate members of our community. In all, we collected more than 700 winter items, which will go a long way toward keeping all our children warm this winter.
While these are difficult times for everyone, those who take a moment to “count their blessings” and consider neighbors in need exemplify the true spirit of this season. Again, thank you to all and good wishes for a joyous and healthy 2010.
Charles D. Lavine, Member of Assembly