Collection Drive to Support Birthday Parties for LI’s Homeless Children

Collection Drive to Support Birthday Parties for LI’s Homeless Children

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Steve Labriola today announced a collection drive to support birthday parties for homeless children on Long Island.  Donations collected June 1st through August 1st will support the charitable efforts of Birthday Wishes of Long Island, a not-for-profit organization located in Hicksville.  Through the efforts of volunteers and donations, the organization provided birthday parties to 1,288 homeless children in 2018, including gifts, homemade cupcakes, goody bags, activities and crafts.

Birthday Wishes of Long Island is a wonderful organization comprised of giving and caring volunteers who help bring smiles to the face of homeless children on Long Island – some of whom have never received a birthday party before,” said Supervisor Saladino.  “Help bring normalcy, hope and joy to a homeless girl or boy by donating today to this incredible cause.”

To support these birthday parties for Long Island’s homeless children, the following donations are sought:

·         New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages

·         Batteries of all sizes

·         Wrapping paper

For those who wish to donate to Birthday Wishes of Long Island, collection boxes can be found in the following Town facilities:

·         Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay

·         Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa

·         Department of Public Works, 150 Miller Pl., Syosset

·         Ice Skating Center at Bethpage Community Park, 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage

·         Hicksville Athletic Center, South Broadway, Hicksville For more information about the Birthday Wishes of Long Island collection drive, please contact Esther Alter at (516) 624-6380