As we head into the summer months and the warmer weather, we want to update all of you on some of the activities and accomplishments The Lend A Hand Project has enjoyed recently.
GRACIAS, GRACIAS, GRACIAS!
On May 5th, The Lend A Hand Project celebrated its annual fund raiser with a Cinco de Mayo fiesta that will be long-remembered. The event honored Dr. Richard and Mrs. Judy Berg, whose work on behalf of the COPE Foundation and The Lend A Hand Project has benefitted countless individuals and families. For those who were in attendance, bid on the raffle and auction items, made a donation, or just came to do a little Salsa dancing, thank you very much, or (more appropriately) muchos gracias!
NURSING HOME PROJECT EXPANDED
The Lend A Hand Project recently added a second facility to the nursing home program – The Long Island State Veterans Home. The relationship is quickly proving to be as successful and beneficial as our initial effort with Huntington Hills Nursing and Rehab. The Lend A Hand Project has been able to make a difference in the lives of the residents who have qualified for the program, as we continue to explore additional facilities for expansion.
CELEBRATING THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Nineteen children whose families are Recipients of The Lend A Hand Project, celebrated their high school graduations this June. Each child was sent a large chocolate lollipop and a $25 Target gift cards to celebrate his or her capstone event. Thank you to Roger and Ellen Acosta for their generosity with this program.
ALL DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
Think of donating to The Lend A Hand Project to honor a friend, celebrate a special occasion, or just because. Use your imagination and help us by donating so we can continue to reach out to those who need the help. Although financial support is most appreciated, The Lend A Hand Project recently received multiple anonymous donations of blouses, sweaters, baby blankets. graduation dresses, children’s clothing, and handmade table linens, ail! of which were sent to Recipients. The responses have been extraordinary: We are so grateful for The Lend A Hand Project,’ writes one Recipient. “You always know what we need. Love you guys, God bless and be healthy.”
The Lend A Hand Project has been selected by Stop & Shop store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Community Bag Program for July. The program is simple: The Lend A Hand Project will receive a $1 donation every time a $2.50 Community Bag is sold during the month of July at the Stop & Shop store located at:
3126 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY
So help save the planet, save the nickel, and buy a re-usable bag!
100 WOMEN WHO CARE
Thanks again to Ellen Acosta, Marilyn Leibowitz, and Robyn Weiner for their compelling presentation to this organization resulting in a donation, as well as three new sponsors.