Hope Moore and Amanda Maldonado, School of Social Welfare undergraduate seniors, organized an Easter Basket Drive, putting together more than 40 baskets and packages for local children and families.
In time for Easter, the baskets and family packages were distributed to children and families living within homeless shelters at a local agency called NANA’s House (Never Alone, Never Afraid Inc). The agency serves displaced families and single men in the Shirley, Mastic and Moriches area.
Hope and Amanda with the collection of Easter baskets.
The baskets and packages contained candy, cartons of eggs, bags of plastic eggs, egg coloring kits, and other goodies. The items were donated from the undergraduate senior class, family and friends.
Both students were working with the homeless population for their studies in social work which includes providing service to vulnerable populations. They decided they wanted to do more to help families give their children a joyful Easter.
“These families are already not able to provide basic needs and as mothers, we wanted to give these parents/guardians a way to still give their children Easter,” said Hope.
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