Huntington, NY - August 26, 2016 - Last week, Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. joined local students from the Gifted Hearts Charity at their “Christmas in August” party where they were busy assembling backpacks filled with school supplies for children in need as the school year approaches. At the event, the students packed 60 backpacks with essential items needed to start the school year off right. The packages will be donated to the Backpacks for Success Program through the Junior Welfare League for local children living at or below the poverty level in the Town of Huntington.
“I continue to be impressed by the giving spirit and hard work that the children participating in Gifted Hearts put into making a difference in the lives of their peers in need.” said Legislator Spencer. “The compassion and wisdom displayed by this group goes far beyond their years.”
Gifted Hearts is a 501(c) 3 charity founded “by kids, for kids” by brother and sister duo TJ and Isabella Manfuso. The mission of the organization is to provide pediatric care packs and school supplies to children locally and around the world. Since March 2015, Gifted Hearts has provided medical and school supplies to children in Huntington, NY, Ecuador, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. To learn more about this charity, visit: www.GiftedHearts.org.
If you would like to participate in the Backpacks for Success program to help enhance the learning and confidence of children in need, the Junior Welfare League continues to collect donations. A $30 donation allows them to provide a brand new backpack with top quality supplies to a child in grades K-12. Visit here for more information.