Back to School!

By Ben Campbell

Hands Together NY volunteers help students in need start the year off right

htny-1There’s something satisfying about having a set of fresh notebooks and pencils, ready for the beginning of a new school year. It’s a great way to boost enthusiasm for the first day of classes and make you want to study hard. To help students in need get an equal start, this September Hands Together NY volunteers partnered with the Salvation Army to fill more than 200 backpacks with school supplies.  The backpacks were distributed to students to get them ready for school.

National Grid volunteers have been working with the Salvation Army at Riverhead for the past 10 years, through participating in Island Harvest food runs and buying gifts for children at the “Adopt a Child” event during the holidays.

htny-2“Without National Grid’s help we would never have been able to do this program.  You are stars.” – Sylvia O’Brien, a case worker at Salvation Army in Riverhead.

Keep an eye out for more Hands Together NY events this fall!

Hands Together NY logoHands Together NY is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to, and passionate about, raising funds to help those struggling with issues of hunger or homelessness in our local communities. To find out more or join the group, go to or call
516-545-3321. The organization could always use more helping hands!

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