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Local Volunteers Come Together to Help Needy Families

People banded together for a positive cause in East Meadow.

After learning that their sponsoring Kiwanis Club was low on food donations for their upcoming holiday food baskets, the K-Kids, Builders Club, Builders Club, Key Club, Key Club and the Nassau Community College Circle K held their own food drive to help their sponsoring Kiwanis Club feed over 100 needy East Meadow families.

Coordinated by Service Leadership Chair Rich Santer, the SLP club presidents created schedules and signed club members up for shifts over the Dec 10-11 weekend.

Over 40 SLPs members took shifts of one to two hours to collect more than 10 shopping carts of food and nearly $200 in cash donations.

The SLP members distributed flyers asking for specific non-perishable items at each door to After shoppers exited the store, the SLP members collected donations, thanked donors with chocolate kisses and sorted the food so that it will be easier to divide the food into balanced food baskets for each family.

Santer was especially impressed by how well the young people of varying ages from each branch of the K-Family worked together. 

"It was great to see the Circle Kers and Key Clubbers looking out for the Builders and K-Kids,” Santer said. "The big kids made sure the little ones were actively involved and supervised."

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