Long Island - Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and New York State Senator Carl Marcellino Join Power To Learn To Award Students At Long Island Lutheran High School As Charity Champions Grand Prize Winners
June 1, 2012
Brookville, NY, June 1, 2012 - MSG Varsity and Power to Learn, along with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and New York State Senator Carl Marcellino, recognized students at Long Island Lutheran High School as the Nassau County Grand-Prize winners for their participation in Charity Champions, a program developed by Power to Learn that promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity of their choice. The school was presented with $5,000 to be donated to Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, dedicated to significantly reducing the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world. At the event, Nassau County Executive Mangano, Senator Marcellino and Cablevision officials spoke to students about the importance of community service. School officials discussed their involvement with the Charity Champions program, and students explained how their fundraising efforts have impacted them individually and as a group.
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Long Island Lutheran became the winner of Charity Champions for Nassau County by raising $75,000 for Kids Against Hunger through numerous fundraising activities as well as hosting a Haiti Meal Packing Event where they prepared nutritionally balanced meals that were shipped to the Village of Hope School and Clinic near Port au Prince, an official feeding site that prepares and serves the food to children, ensuring that children in need are fed.
"I'd like to congratulate all of the incredible students who gave so generously of their time throughout the school year to make their fundraising efforts a success and win the grand prize for Nassau County," said Nassau County Executive Mangano. "Dedicated young people can influence the lives of others anywhere in the world, and participating in programs like Charity Champions will help them develop leadership skills and gain a better understanding of global citizenship."
Senator Marcellino added, "Deserving charities such as Hope for Haiti impact individuals in need in a positive way, empowering them to change their lives for the better. I am pleased to recognize these students for their commitment and hard work and thank Cablevision and MSG Varsity for their generous donation."