PSEG Long Island Employees Turn into “Book Fairies” to Support PS 253 in Far Rockaway
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: December 27 2018
Based in Freeport, The Book Fairies collects and distributes reading materials for children of all ages throughout the metropolitan area.
PSEG Long Island employees Patricia Miles of Valley Stream (far L) and Christine Orgera, Howard Beach (far R) with PS 253 teachers and a student. The two were at the Far Rockaway elementary school to distribute reading materials to students as volunteers for The Book Fairies.
Photo by: PSEG Long Island
Uniondale, NY - December 27, 2018 - PSEG Long Island employee volunteers Patricia Miles of Valley Stream, and Christine Orgera of Howard Beach recently became “book fairies” when they visited PS 253 in Far Rockaway. Miles and Orgera helped to distribute an assortment of books to students, thanks to The Book Fairies program, a not-for-profit organization that builds literacy in high-need areas where students don’t have regular access to books to read.
Based in Freeport, The Book Fairies collects and distributes reading materials for children of all ages throughout the metropolitan area. Providing kids with new and gently-used books fosters literacy and academic success. Reading also provides a respite for children from personal struggles as they nurture a love of reading.
“It was such a pleasure seeing how much the teachers and students appreciated the gift of these wonderful books,” said Miles. “I loved reading as a child, so being able to assist this organization in fostering that joy in a new generation of kids is very rewarding.”
PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and communities it serves. Employee engagement on Long Island and the Rockaways is a top priority for the company. PSEG Long Island employees are actively involved with local charity events and organizations through the company’s Community Partnership Program. In 2017, PSEG Long Island participated in 1,100 events supporting more than 400 organizations. For more information, visit https://www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/Community.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion.