East Meadow Organization Collecting Thanksgiving Items For Sandy Victims

Pocket Change to Make a Change plan to help families in Long Beach and the Rockaways have a hot meal during the holiday.

 Pocket Change to Make a Change,, an East Meadow organization, is collecting Thanksgiving items for its Thanks! Giving Back Food Drive for families in Long Beach and the Rockaways affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Michael Gordon is an East Meadow resident and one of the founders of Pocket Change to Make a Change.

"We want to help the families of Long Beach and the Rockaways have a nice hot meal," Gordon said.

Items needed include: Gift cards for frozen turkeys, canned fruits and vegetables, instant mashed potato and stuffing mixes, jello pudding mixes,  gravy, desserts such as cookies, coffee, tea, napkins, utensils, aluminum foil, cups and roasting pans.

Pocket Change to Make a Change was started by East Meadow residents, Michael Gordon, Kathleen Bracker and Matthew Dosil in 2011. The organization has volunteered and raised money for natural disasters such as the 2011 tsunami in Japan, Hurricane Katrina and for hurricanes that have hit Florida.

If you are interested in donating supplies contact Michael Gordon at (516) 965-8451 or email him at giveback@live.com.

Ida November 20, 2012 at 05:56 PM
what a wonderful idea! We have so much to be thankful for - its great to give back to others.
yvonne brussel November 21, 2012 at 01:24 AM
So proud of Kathleen and her friends, bless them for all their efforts helping others.
Jeanette November 21, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Girl Scouts of East Meadow thanks Mike for letting us get involved with the group for this event. We look forward to helping again in the future as well !
Diane Landau November 21, 2012 at 02:43 PM
What a great thing to do. I hope many people participate in this endeavor.
Pocket Change To Make a Change November 24, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Thank you all for helping out!
Pocket Change To Make a Change November 24, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Thank You for the kind words!
Pocket Change To Make a Change November 24, 2012 at 05:53 PM
That we do, The fact that Christmas is just a few weeks away and parents are thinking to themselves how will I give my children a gift this year. We are not asking for people to solve the entire problem but to try to give what you can. I know people say what will my $5 buy or do, just think if 10 people gave $5 and that grew to 50 people. Think about the smile a child opening a gift where there is no Christmas tree to sit under but the smile of just getting a gift. Thanks what keeps us going everyday!
Pocket Change To Make a Change November 24, 2012 at 05:54 PM
They have Diane and its a great thing!


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