On Saturday, January 21, between
11:00 a.m. and Noon, Miss Long Island, Jessica Pinckney, will make an appearance at Modell’s Sporting Goods in Lake Success in support of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service Gently-Used Sports Equipment Drive. Modell’s is offering anyone who donates items during this time a $10 store coupon.
The Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network and one of 10 New York State designated regional volunteer centers, is sponsoring the drive for at-risk children in partnership with Modell’s Sporting Goods and Children’s Sport Connection (cscny.org). Children’s Sport Connection provides financial assistance and sports equipment to children from homes in the midst of a family crisis and believes that children can benefit from being able to stay active in organized sports during difficult times.
Donations have been received at the following Modell’s locations since the start of the drive on Monday, 1/16 and will continue to be accepted through Saturday, 1/21. Donations will support SCO Family of Services and other youth programs throughout Long Island
Lake Success – 1510 Union Turnpike
Freeport – 222 East Sunrise Highway
Commack – 5025 Jericho Turnpike
Farmingdale – 206 Airport Plaza
[For more information about the gently-used sports equipment drive go to www.longislandvolunteercenter.org. or call (516) 564-5482]
Created in 1992 to improve the quality of life for all Long Islanders, the Long Island Volunteer Center is a nonprofit organization that encourages people to engage in service to their communities and mobilizes large numbers of volunteers and donations to support community service initiatives. This community service project is supported in part by Junior League of Long Island Community Service Fund, New York State Volunteer Generation Fund, and State Farm Insurance Companies Service Learning Grant.