(ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y.) - To help young students begin the 2021-22 school year on the right foot, Nassau County Legislator Siela A. Bynoe (D - Westbury) joined with key community partners to host her annual back-to-school backpack event at the Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre on Sunday, Aug. 15. Nearly 200 students of all ages received school supplies at the event, which were donated by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
In addition to school supplies, children received books from West Hempstead-based Moms Who Care, Inc. as part of their ongoing literacy-promoting initiative. The Lakeview Branch of the NAACP donated snacks and drinks, and EZ Time Rental donated the use of a bouncy castle that young guests enjoyed throughout the event. In addition, the Center for Science Teaching & Learning at Tanglewood Preserve provided youngsters free tours of its current exhibit.
“By working hand in hand with the Center for Science Teaching & Learning, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Moms Who Care, Inc. and a team of generous community partners, we have equipped nearly 200 local students with supplies that will help them start the academic year on the right foot,” Legislator Bynoe said. “I am profoundly grateful to all of the sponsors who stepped up to support a wonderful and empowering back-to-school tradition in our community.”
PHOTO CREDITS - Office of Nassau County Legislator Siela A. Bynoe