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LI Cares Emergency Food Distribution

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The office of Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages in partnership with Long Island Cares, Inc. and Valley Stream Presbyterian Church, have established an emergency food distribution site for residents who have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The LI Cares Emergency Food Distribution site will start distributions on Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Valley Stream Presbyterian Church located at 130 S Central Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580. It will continue its operations until NYS P.A.U.S.E. regulations are lifted. Please note the following:

Every Saturday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
One box per month, per family
Box feeds family 4-6 people
First come, first served
No appointment necessary
Nassau County residents only
Pet food upon request
Social distancing will be strictly enforced

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Students Send Love Across the Globe

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Shaw Avenue Elementary School students in Paul Farinacci’s art classes recently embraced Valley Stream District 30’s “Lift Every Voice” theme by participating in creative projects to support the Only Love Foundation. The Only Love Foundation is a non-profit organization that builds schools in underdeveloped countries and provides programs to help communities in impoverished areas around the world.
  
The students were inspired to help after a visit with Craig Taylor Jr., founder of the Only Love Foundation. Taylor, a native Valley Stream resident and Valley Stream Central High School graduate, visited the school to speak about the work he facilitates across the world. This sparked the idea to raise money and provide gifts to students in need.

With the guidance of Mr. Farinacci, fifth grade students in Allison Hammond’s class handcrafted worry dolls and wrote letters of encouragement to send as gifts to students in Guatemala, where the Only Love Foundation is currently serving. Mr. Farinacci also worked with other classes to design greeting cards as part of a fundraiser and donated the money to the Only Love Foundation. The students drew, painted and used their iPads to create their own unique designs. Once completed, the designs were professionally printed and boxed with envelopes. The cards were sold to families, friends and district staff members. 

“When I learned about the non-profit Only Love Foundation and the amazing work it does with building schools in underdeveloped countries, I knew I wanted to do my part and expand my education focus more globally,” said Mr. Farinacci. “We have been seeking new ways to give back and this seemed like a great way.” 

PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION REQUEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO *APRIL 15TH.*

YMCA Childcare Services Suspended

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