During a recent session of the Nassau County Legislature, Deputy Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello recognized Girl Scouts Grace Quinn (Mineola), Sage Silber (East Williston), and Madeline Lindenauer (East Williston) for their exceptional Silver Award project to benefit foster children under the care of the Nassau Social Services Department.
Grace, Sage, and Madeline developed a project to provide “Birthday in a Box,” composed of individualized gift boxes, for foster children, ages 2 to 14 years. The girls raised funds to purchase the gift box items, balloons, paper party plates, cups, and birthday cards for the foster children celebrating birthdays. The girls collected, wrapped, and delivered 40 unique, age appropriate gift boxes.
“I am very proud to honor Grace, Sage, and Madeline for their Silver Award project. Their compassion and commitment to service make them role models for other young adults. Through their project they are making a difference in the lives of the children in foster care”, said Legislator Nicollelo.
Shown in photo above, left to right are: Legislator Nicolello, Patricia Silber, Sage Silber, Bernadette Quinn, Grace Quinn, Chris Quinn, Madeline Lindenauer, Marian Lindenauer, Volunteer Coordinator for the Department of Social Services Lynn Campbell, Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Social Services Dr. John Imhoff, and Carol Durkin (Madeline’s grandmother).