Syosset, NY - November 21, 2016 - Dozens of child and parent volunteers gathered to assemble and deliver Thanksgiving baskets for needy families, homebound seniors and veterans at UJA-Federation of New York’s New Leadership Campaign and Connections Families Helping Families event in Syosset. The baskets brought joy and a real Thanksgiving to Long Islanders receiving services from UJA-Federation beneficiary agencies.
Pictured: Event chairs Jennifer Pravato and Debi Yadegari. Photo courtesy of UJA-Federation of New York.
Participating agencies include Hatzilu Rescue Organization, The Lend a Hand Project, Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center; Rina Shkolnik Kosher Food Pantry at the Marion & Aaron Gural Jewish Community Center, the Samuel Field Y, and the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center. Event chairs included Jennifer Pravato and Debi Yadegari, and Jamie Silverman, Eddie Zuckerbrot and Drew Donner served as Teen Chairs.
Pictured: Eddie, Rachel and Ava Zuckerbrot. Photo courtesy of UJA-Federation of New York.
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For nearly 100 years, UJA-Federation has inspired New Yorkers to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Through UJA-Federation, more than 50,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Working with nearly 100 nonprofit partners, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world’s leading local philanthropy; our reach extends from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at www.ujafedny.org.