9-year-old Port Washington Native Donates $1250 to the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County


Sam Capuano of Port Washington donated $1,250 to the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County to Support Law Enforcement Programs.

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Sam Capuano and his mother, Lynn, with SCP Academy Cadets and Police Officer Mitchell G. Savino.

Photo by: HMTC

Glen Cove, NY - February 22, 2016 - When his family sold an old car, nine-year-old Sam Capuano of Port Washington, NY, knew exactly where the money should go. Not to video games or the family’s vacation fund. Instead Sam thought of the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) in Glen Cove, NY.  His aunt works at HMTC and had told him about a special program they conduct, Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust (LEAS).
Sam explained, “I wanted to give the money to HMTC because their program helps teach the police how to deal with all kinds of people. The police are important and protect us, and I wanted to help make things better. Now they can use the money to teach more police departments.”
Last week, Sam visited HMTC where he met with cadets from Suffolk County Police Academy, who had just completed LEAS. He presented a check for $1,250 to Beth Lilach, HMTC’s Senior Director of Education and Community Affairs.
About the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center: For more than 20 years, HMTC has been fulfilling its mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. For more information, call (516) 571-8040, visit HMTC’s website, or find us on social media on Facebook and Twitter