Neighbors Helping Neighbors of East Island
Bring Thanksgiving Cheer to Many
For the seventh year in a row, the East Island Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) program assisted the Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board and the Glen Cove Youth Bureau with their holiday “Turkey Drive”. NHN spearheaded a turkey drive to benefit needy families in Glen Cove. East Island residents prepared Thanksgiving food bags filled with everything a family would need for a bountiful feast.
The East Island Neighbors Helping Neighbors program was established in 2008 by resident Julie McCann as a way for the East Island community to help their neighbors in need on East Island, as well as in the larger Glen Cove community. This year’s drive benefits more than 50 needy families.
On behalf of the East Island Association’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, Margeaux McCann, a senior at Long Island Lutheran High School, helped deliver two car loads of Thanksgiving food supplies to Arlene O’Dell, Executive Director of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau. Margeaux and her mother, Julie McCann along with the team at the Youth Bureau sorted the donations and packed Thanksgiving food baskets for needy families in Glen Cove. Many thanks to East Island Neighbors Helping Neighbors program for making sure that needy families in Glen Cove had a bountiful holiday.