Kids around Long Island are getting ready for the new school year with the help of multiple giveaways in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The Latina Sisters Group Mission joined the Hispanic Society of the Suffolk Police Department to distribute backpacks filled with school supplies in Brentwood.
200 bags were distributed to children whose mothers were battling or had chronic illnesses. fought breast cancer.
Grace Roanidis organized the event and said the families are adjusting their finances while paying medical bills.
“These women affected by cancer are homeless.
Commissioner Rodney Harrison, whose mother-in-law is a two-time breast cancer survivor, said this was a very important event for his department to attend.
“We need to help people going through traumatic experiences like this,” says Harrison.
It also gives these families a boost at a time when school supplies are scarce and more expensive.
“A backpack might sell for $50 to $60, but if you have three, four, five If the kids go to school, the cost is $125 and doesn’t include supplies,” said Matthias Ferreira, Suffolk County Police Department Officer.