It's Back-2-School season and there are families across Long Island struggling to get their kids the school supplies they need.
Unfortunately, for many of our neighbors this can be a costly burden to overcome. Purchases of notebooks, backpacks, and sneakers add up quickly creating added stress for many in our community. People may not realize that the average American family spends nearly $600 per child on back-2-school supplies. So, with that in mind, Community Solidarity is taking action.
Yesterday's Thanksgiving Bonanza was an amazing and beautiful success. For as far as the eye could see spanned a crowd of thousands. All those who came were greeted one by one by volunteers who filled their grocery bags with baking mixes, cranberry sauce, diapers, pet food and other needed thanksgiving supplies. Some volunteers greeted the crowd by ladling soup, pouring lattes, putting together bags of clothing and even playing music for those waiting on line. It was the largest vegan thanksgiving ever, it was the largest event we've ever organized and it was awe inspiring.