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Posted on: March 19, 2024

Legislators Solages and Bynoe Recognize Honorees at Gift of Writing Foundation’s Fundraising Gala

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(WESTBURY, N.Y.) – Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages (D – Valley Stream) and Alternate Deputy Minority Leader Siela A. Bynoe (D – Westbury) congratulated the honorees of the Gift of Writing Foundation for their advocacy for the children of Haiti during the not-for-profit organization’s 11th annual fundraising gala at Westbury Manor on Friday, March 15.

Founded by Dr. Frantz C. Dorsainvil and a group of educators, the mission of the Gift of Writing Foundation focuses on gathering school supplies for Haitian children and providing nutrition assistance to approximately 400 youngsters weekly at L’Institution Mimi in Arcahale, Haiti. Their philanthropy has expanded to hosting workshops for educators in Haiti, assisting high school students with scholarships, and delivering other key resources.

Legislator Solages and Alternate Deputy Minority Leader Bynoe presented Nassau County Legislature Citations to Dr. Dorsainvil, who is the Assistant Principal of Uniondale’s Walnut Street Elementary School; the Uniondale Board of Education; CEO and business leader Frantz Coutard; John “Obie” O’Brien from the Uniondale High School technology department; Society of Haitian Supervisors and Administrators President Yvrose Pierre;  CUNY Haitian Studies Institute Director Marie Lily Cerat, Ph.D; and former Walnut Street School PTA President Yasodra Ramrookum.

“The leaders and supporters of the Gift of Writing Foundation have channeled their concern for young scholars in Haiti into philanthropic action in the diaspora for over a decade,” Alternate Deputy Minority Leader Bynoe said. “The evening’s honorees are instrumental partners in their grassroot efforts, and I applaud Dr. Dorsainvil and his team for the diligence and compassion they demonstrate in pursuit of their noble mission.”

“At such a critical time for the future of the diaspora, it is truly encouraging to know that there are so many people working to keep the spirit of hope alive for the children of Haiti,” Legislator Solages said. “It was an honor to participate in this sold-out event, and I thank Dr. Dorsainvil, his board, and all of the supporters of the Gift of Writing Foundation for working so tirelessly to make a positive impact.”

PHOTO CREDIT – Office of Legislator Carrié Solages

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