Armonk's Heavenly Productions Provides Backpack Outreach

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Members with Armonk's Heavenly Productions Foundation brought supplies to Far Rockaway schools affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Members with Armonk's Heavenly Productions Foundation brought supplies to Far Rockaway schools affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Courtesy Heavenly Productions Foundation Facebook page

ARMONK, N.Y. -- Members of Armonk's Heavenly Productions Foundation recently visited schools in Far Rockaway that were affected by Hurricane Sandy to deliver 900 backpacks, toys and school supplies.

Executive Board Members Lori Rocco, Kathy Reilly Fallon and John Wallace joined adult volunteers from Bedford and Pleasantville and youth volunteers from Armonk, Bedford and Pleasantville to visit Public Schools 106 and 197.

Heavenly Productions Foundation delivered 900 backpacks, teddy bears, books, CDs, school/classroom supplies and a basketball for each of the schools. John Wallace, executive board member of the foundation  and a retired player for the New York Knicks, signed autographs and provided photo opportunities with students and the staff.

"It was a day filled with joy and love giving to these children in need that were affected by Hurricane Sandy," foundation representatives said. "Our Foundation believes in the words spoken from the great Martin Luther King Jr. that states 'Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.' We find this quote very fitting for today's backpack outreaches."

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On behalf of Heavenly Productions Foundation, I wish to extend our thanks to the following volunteers that helped me prepare backpacks for these outreaches to PS 106 & PS 197: Youth Volunteers--Byram Hill High School Students: Marisa DeFeo, Emma Giardina, Ellie Hooker, Danielle Ljubicich, London Nieves and Cristina Petti.

A special thank you to Byram Hill High School Students: Michael Cermele & Jack Shea and Executive Board Member of Heavenly Productions Foundation-Sheryl Nolletti for picking up the classroom supplies for the 2 backpack outreaches.

Thank you to our Executive Board Members Lori Rocco & John Wallace along with adult volunteers: Karla Capasso, Maria DeFeo, Michelle Kalian & Maria Tedesco and youth volunteers: James Fallon, Lorenzo & Michael Rocco, Christian, Matthew & Michael Kalian and Arianna, Michael, Olivia Tedesco for traveling all the way out to Far Rockaway, NY to visit PS 106 & PS 197 for the two Backpack Outreaches on Friday, December 13, 2013.

Thank you to all of our donors who donated backpacks, school supplies and funds to make these projects successful.