In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service,  LIVC Sponsors Gently Used Sports Equipment Drive         January 16-21, 2012

 In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, the Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network and one of ten New York State designated regional volunteer centers, is sponsoring a gently-used sports equipment 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 say active in organized sports during difficult times.

Contributing to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s strategic objective to increase economic opportunities, this drive will begin on MLK, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16 and continue through Saturday, January 21, 2012.  Donations will support SCO Family of Services and other youth programs throughout Long Island.  Miss Long Island 2012, Jessica Pinckney will be making an appearance at drop off locations to encourage youth volunteerism.

Here is your chance to make a difference in the lives of children by allowing them to stay active in organized sports during difficult times.

The boys and girls at SCO can use:

Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Footballs, Tennis Balls,

Tennis Rackets, Lacrosse Balls, Lacrosse Sticks

Collection Sites

Please donate new or gently-used equipment only.  CSC cannot accept equipment that is not in good condition.  For more information, visit http://www.longislandvolunteercenter.org or call (516) 564-5482.

Donations will be accepted during regular store hours at the following Modell’s Sporting Goods locations:

**Please note that the Modell’s @ Roosevelt Field Shopping Center in Garden City is not a collection site; please go to the Freeport or Lake Success locations shown below**

Lake Success – 1510 Union Turnpike

Freeport – 222 East Sunrise Highway

Commack – 5025 Jericho Turnpike

Farmingdale – 206 Airport Plaza

This community service project supported in part by Junior League of Long Island Community Service Fund, New York State Vol

unteer Generation Fund, and State Farm Insurance Companies Service Learning Grant.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”… Martin Luther King, Jr.

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