Long Island Nets Help Children in Need Go Back to School Prepared
By Bethany Braun-Silva

Long Island Nets Help Children in Need Go Back to School Prepared

August 7, 2017   |   Local News - Suffolk County, Long Island  

The Long Island Nets are partnering with United Way of Long Island as part of their ninth annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign to help local students from low-income families head back to school prepared.
 

The Long Island Nets will be collecting school supplies at various locations throughout Nassau County, which will be distributed to students before the 2017-18 school year. 

Community members can get involved by donating new school supplies and backpacks. Suggested items for donation include:

  • Binders
  • Colored pencils
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Backpacks


The deadline to donate school supplies for the Stuff-A-Bus campaign is Sunday, Aug. 20. To find out where to donate, check out this full list of drop-off locations throughout Long Island

After all the donated goods have been collected, NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, will host “Stuff-A-Bus” Day on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 10am-4pm. Volunteers will help sort and pack the items in order to get them to children in need.

“The Long Island Nets are honored to partner with United Way of Long Island to uplift our youth and give back to the region we’re proud to be a part of,” said Alton Byrd, Vice President of the Long Island Nets, in a press release. “The expansion of Stuff-A-Bus to Nassau County is an example of how we can all play a role in growing our community. We are thankful to Senator Kemp Hannon, Senator Elaine Phillips, Target, and Burger King for supporting this initiative to help Nassau County youth successfully start the school year.”

The ninth annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign will provide thousands of school supplies to the Uniondale School District and other Town of Hempstead beneficiaries throughout Nassau County.

“Children represent the future of Long Island, so it is critical that we give them the support they need to be successful in their early years of education,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island in the press release. “Working with the Long Island Nets allows us to expand our Stuff-A-Bus program even further, reaching more young students and giving them the tools they need to thrive.”

Over the past eight years, United Way of Long Island’s Stuff-A-Bus program has provided hundreds of thousands of school supplies to Long Island students.

If you wish to get involved, head over to the United Way's website for more information.


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