The Garden City Public Library needs your help to collect new school supplies for homeless children on Long Island. This is the 11th year that the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) is conducting the “SOS” Supply Our Students Back to School Drive. Each year, they pack thousands of backpacks with the school supplies they collect through this drive. The backpacks are distributed through their network of homeless shelters in late August. Last summer, they distributed over 5,000 backpacks to kids in need on Long Island. With your help, we can assist LICH distribute more back packs this year than ever before. Every child deserves to start their school year with the tools they need to succeed. A collection box is stationed in the vestibule of the Library until Aug. 5.
The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Amityville, NY. Their mission is to eliminate homelessness on Long Island and improve the lives of Long Islanders who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.