- Long Island Crochet Guild
- The Deadwood Society
- The Long Island Knitting Guild
- The Suffolk Chapter Embroiderer’s Guild of America
- Pat Morehouse
- Stephanie Dgrebene
- Priscilla D. Saro
- Betty Lombardi
- Andrea Brancato
- Adelaide Skinner (retired Huntington Hospital employee)
- Katie Morrissey (retired Huntington Hospital emergency department nurse)
- Judy Tenzycke (retired Huntington Hospital emergency department nurse)
TJL collects toys and pajamas for the holidays
Students and staff at Thomas J. Elementary School partnered with a nonprofit for a “Toy & Pajama Drive” to benefit local organizations such as the Tri Community and Youth Agency in Huntington. For more than 40 years, Tri CYA has provided educational, recreational and advocacy programs to support Huntington, South Huntington and Cold Spring Harbor communities.
Thomas J. Lahey’s ‘Toy & Pajama Drive’ was part of the Pajama Program’s “Good Nights Are Good Days” nationwide initiative, which helps to collect and distribute pajamas to local families, as well as communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
More than 85 pairs of new pajamas were collected.
Money for Food
Half Hollow Hills High School West sophomore Alex J. Nuzzolo helped secure a $5,000 donation to Island Harvest, along with enough food to feed 200 families that the Hispanic Counseling Center of Hempstead serves over the holiday season.
Alex is a committed volunteer, having previously donated meals to the Ronald McDonald House, served as a volunteer coordinator at Help Mrs. Claus, volunteered at holiday food distribution events at various churches, prepared meals for Helping Hands Rescue Mission during Hurricane Sandy and coordinated a fundraiser to donate money towards the purchase of an off-road wheelchair.
“Alex is a remarkable young man and his service to our community is just amazing,” said Suffolk County Legislator Susan Berland. “He has demonstrated a profound commitment to helping others, setting the foundation of a lifetime of service and making his family, friends and community proud. I was so proud to recognize him with a proclamation in celebration of all that he’s done.”
Elwood Helping Others
Elwood Middle School Student Council members expanded their annual winter coat drive to include winter scarves, gloves, hats, socks, toiletries and diapers to be donated to Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Huntington.
caption: “We have the most amazing team.￼￼ Kayte Camarata and her daughter Liva braved the storm yesterday and picked up the bread from Stew Leonard’s so we would have it for today. They said it was fun. Those are my kind of people. Thank you for your service and the love with which you serve.￼ I appreciate you,” said the Rev. Kim Gambino of Helping Hand Rescue Mission.