By Stephen Bronner.
The National Council of Jewish Women Peninsula Section was recently recognized for providing children, many of whom were affected by Superstorm Sandy, with back to school supplies at no cost.
The group’s executive director, Linda Tolkin of Lawrence, as well as NCJW Chair Hope Coleman of Lawrence, were recently recognized by Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby for the Peninsula Section’s Back 2 School Store at Temple Am Echad in Lynbrook.
The Back 2 School Store is a one-day event set up like a department store. Adult volunteers helped children, in kindergarten through fifth grade, shop for brand new clothing, sneakers, and school supplies at no cost to the child’s family. The children were recruited by local agencies from the South Shore of Long Island.
Pictured, left to right, are State Sen. Dean Skelos, Goosby, Tolkin, Murray, Coleman and State Assemblyman Brian Curran.