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Conte: Lend A Hand to Provide School Supplies for Students in Need

Thu, Jul 21, 2011

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Conte: Lend A Hand to Provide School Supplies for Students in need

Assemblyman Jim Conte and Helping Hands Rescue Mission working together for this year’s backpack drive

Assemblyman Jim Conte (R – Huntington Station) is asking the community to donate necessary supplies for students in need. Each year, the Helping Hands Rescue Mission seeks donations providing boys and girls, from Kindergarten through Grade 12, with necessary items such as backpacks, school supplies, hygiene items and socks.

“It’s important that we lend a helping hand to underprivileged students,” said Conte. “The Helping Hands Rescue Mission and my office will be working together to provide back-to-school items for students in need. If the community can help and supply students with the necessary items, we can ensure that students will not go empty handed on the first day of school.”

The Helping Hands Rescue Mission is asking for school supplies; specifically, backpacks, binders, composition notebooks, scissors, pens and pencils. Any items that you can donate for the mission’s backpack drive will be greatly appreciated.

Anyone interested in participating can drop off items at Assemblyman Conte’s office located at 1783 New York Avenue in Huntington Station, or items can be left at the Helping Hands Rescue Mission located at 225 Broadway in Huntington Station. Any questions, please call the Assemblyman’s office at 631-271-8025.

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