Thousands of Long Islanders in need will have a warmer winter thanks to a partnership between AHRC Nassau and the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.
Over the past two months, 2,000 fleece jackets have been donated to nearly 20 local nonprofits, including Community Action for Social Justice, Inc., the Hispanic Counseling Center, and Helping End Violence Now (H.E.V.N.).
This important initiative started with a generous donation from the District Attorney’s Office of a confiscated embroidery machine and fleece jackets with counterfeit logos to AHRC Nassau’s Employment Services Division.
“It has been a great honor of my office to not only provide thousands of jackets to the needy, but also employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities,” said Madeline Singas, Nassau County District Attorney. “I thank AHRC Nassau for their partnership on this important project.”
Valuing the opportunity to learn a new skill and support fellow Long Islanders, AHRC’s production team are focused on completing the project.
AHRC’s production team are responsible for embroidering over counterfeit logos and packaging the fleeces for pick-up. Louis Rosario and Danny Lubrano of AHRC’s Production team enjoy being a part of the process.
Rosario shared, “I like opening the shop in the morning and packing the jackets to be shipped.”
Lubrano said, “I enjoy being part of the embroidery process and securing the patches on the jackets.”
By spring 2020, the AHRC Production team plan to update and package thousands of additional jackets for donation, while there is still a chill in the air.
“We thank District Attorney Singas for the opportunity to support neighbors in need,” said Stanfort Perry, Executive Director, AHRC Nassau. “At AHRC Nassau, we value our community and are not only ready, willing and able, but focused on being of service.”